Financial Aid & Scholarships for Flight Training
Learning to fly is a large investment in time and money. Finances are definitely a factor to consider. Because Wayman is an Aviation Flight Training Company, and not an Educational Institute we do not offer Financial Aid programs to students at this time. However, there are several smart ways to fund your flying. A few popular forms of reaching your funding needs are sponsors, loans, scholarships, and student financial aid.
Friends, family, community organizations often have grants and loans that you can access with the most ease. You will be surprised how willing family and friends are to support your development.
Vocational loans through your bank or credit union are secure ways to finance your education. We are happy to write any enrollment letters or references you may need. Often collateralized loans have the lowest interest rates. If you have equity in your house, car, or cash in a savings account a bank can loan against that value.
We Florida credit Union has an exciting new financing program for Flight Training. Wayman Aviation is proud to be a launch partner for the Florida based service. Expect low interest rates and great customer service. Wayman Aviation’s flight programs are pre-approved with We Florida for your convinience.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is the largest and most established aviation group in the United States. They count on hundreds of thousands of pilots as members and offer great resources to all levels of pilots. AOPA Finance was originally developed to help finance aircraft purchases. However, AOPA saw the need training finances. They understand pilots, the demands, and the opportunities. With a borrowing ability upto $100,000 AOPA Finance may be the right organization to fund your flight training.
This private lender offer loans up to $12,500 at interest rates similar or better than credit cards. It is specific to aviation training. When you sign up with Pilot Finance you are agreeing to fly a specific number of times and hours per week. You cannot accelerate beyond this agreement. This is an excellent option for students looking to finance their private or instrument training, however it will not cover the cost of the full professional pilot program.
Student Financial Aid
FAFSA, Federal financial aid available to students enrolled at Miami-Dade College’s School of Aviation. Through this program you can earn an associates degree, enjoy college aviation classes and fly with Wayman Flight Training. They are able to offer US federal student loans and have great connections for scholarship opportunities. Your bright futures and Pell grants are accessible through Miami-Dade College.
The Aviation Industry is very generous for those that reach out and seek help. There are numerous scholarship opportunities for local students from organization such as the Greater Miami Aviation Association (GMAA), the women’s pilot group 99s, OBAP and many more. Typically they require a student to already hold a private pilot certificate. Then they will fund additional training.
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Wayman Flight Training also offers pay as you go programs, and payment plans that brings your dreams closer to reality.
*Note: Most of these financial aid option require the student to be a US Resident or Citizen.