Financial Aid

Financial Aid

At American Winds we have multiple options for students to pay their tuition. We offer loans, scholarships and if you are a veteran you can use your veteran benefits to help pay as well. You can also opt to pay directly. 

Please note: Please ensure a payment plan has been established for the entirety of your training prior to the start of training. 

Loans

FMS Bank Pro Pilot II Loan

We are one of only two authorized companies to offer this financing in Ohio at the moment.  Provides loans for eligible students to cover educational expenses such as: tuition, room & board and books. Click here for loan overview, details on eligibility and required documentation. Application may also be completed online through this portal.

AOPA Finance

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is a membership organization and the world’s largest general aviation community. The Flexible Aviation Loan is available to members of AOPA. The Association has a low introductory membership rate for student pilots – click here for details  or contact AOPA Member Services at 800-872-2672. Once you become a member of AOPA, you may complete the online loan application .

Pilot Finance

This private lender offers loans specific to aviation training and is geared toward students looking to finance private or instrument training. For conditions, payment terms and additional information, please click here.

Private Loans

Personal loans may be available through your bank or credit union.

FMS Bank Pro Pilot II Loan

We are one of only two authorized companies to offer this financing in Ohio at the moment.  Provides loans for eligible students to cover educational expenses such as: tuition, room & board and books. Click here for loan overview, details on eligibility and required documentation. Application may also be completed online through this portal.

AOPA Finance

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is a membership organization and the world’s largest general aviation community. The Flexible Aviation Loan is available to members of AOPA. The Association has a low introductory membership rate for student pilots – click here for details  or contact AOPA Member Services at 800-872-2672. Once you become a member of AOPA, you may complete the online loan application .

Pilot Finance

This private lender offers loans specific to aviation training and is geared toward students looking to finance private or instrument training. For conditions, payment terms and additional information, please click here.

Private Loans

Personal loans may be available through your bank or credit union.

Please note: Most of these financial aid options require the student to be a U.S. citizen or resident.

Scholarships

The aviation industry offers many scholarship opportunities for students pursuing flight training. The following are just a few resources available; please consult your school’s academic advisor/guidance counselor for assistance with scholarships:

Latest list of scholarship opportunities from the FAA website may be found here.

The aviation industry offers many scholarship opportunities for students pursuing flight training. The following are just a few resources available; please consult your school’s academic advisor/guidance counselor for assistance with scholarships:

Latest list of scholarship opportunities from the FAA website may be found here.

Veteran Benefits

Students who qualify for assistance should contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or call 888-442-4551. Once a benefit package has been determined, contact American Winds’ Admissions Office at admissions@teachmetofly.com or at 330-733-2500, who will assist in applying for VA education benefits. American Winds Veteran Benefits can be found here

American Winds is approved by the Ohio Department of Veteran Services (State approving agency for Veteran Education & Training) for several IHL (institution of higher learning) AAS (associate) degree programs and select stand-a-lone courses.  The Veteran Administration has strict rules when applying veteran benefits to degree and non-degree programs.  Veteran Benefits are applied differently when enrolling in a college associate degree program versus a non-degree individual flight course. A veteran who would like to enroll in one of the approved associate degree programs will need to review their benefits.

Veterans should remember not to confuse IHL associate degree programs with non-degree individual flight courses. For clarification please visit the veteran administration benefits website or call their representative.

Frequently Asked Questions

VA Benefits FAQ

Liberty University Veteran Benefits 

American Winds is approved by the state of Ohio to administer your VA funding in 3 ways; GI Bill/Post 911 and Vocational rehab.

Call us today to speak with one of our veteran affair specialist! +1 330-733-2500

For more information on all your financial aid options, please contact our Admissions Office at admissions@teachmetofly.com or at 330-733-2500.

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