Airplane training financing options


Flight Training Financing

Loan Options

We have plenty of financing options to help you pay for flight school. The cost of flight training doesn’t need to prevent you from becoming a professional pilot. From private loans to pay-as-you-go options, you’re sure to find something that works for you.

Hillsboro Aero Academy students have access to loans from Sallie Mae and Wells Fargo to finance their training.*

Loan Benefits

  • Loan amounts for up to the full cost of the program
  • Competitive interest rates
  • No origination or early repayment fees
  • Flexible repayment options

Click here to compare the available loan options.

*Loans are available to those who qualify.

Aircraft Owners And Pilots Association (aopa) Financing

Another way to finance your flight school experience is through the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. They offer multiple financing options that are easy, affordable and flexible.

Start your AOPA flight school loan application here.


Alaska residents have a flight school financing option through the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education. They provide a suite of financial aid and outreach services to help Alaskans use education to enhance their careers.

You can find out more about the flight school financing they offer by clicking here.


Many flight schools make you deposit a chunk of money up front, but Hillsboro Aero Academy lets you start training right away and pay for lessons as you go.

You’ll be required to pay the balance when you complete each flight lesson and that means you can get creative and work your way through school.

International students do have to prove they can pay for training before they apply for a visa, but no one is required to transfer funds before training starts.


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