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Put your dream within reach with financing and payment options.

Explore third-party financing options, scholarship opportunities, and payment plans. And be sure to check out our degree programs for paths to traditional higher education financing.

Meritize Financing

We have partnered with Meritize to provide students with financing options to fund your education. With a Meritize Loan, you can get credit for your merit and potentially improve your loan options by sharing your academic history, military background, or work experience. If approved, full deferment during school is available for certain products. Check your loan options in minutes without impacting your credit score at

Meritize Application

Alaska Resident Financing

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.

Find out more about the flight school financing they offer here.

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.

Pay as You Go

Most 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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