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Using GI Bill Benefits for Flight Training

As you might be aware, there have been some significant changes over the past few months regarding the use of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits for flight training. We have been working closely with our partner Portland Community College (PCC) and veterans benefits agencies both on a state and national level to help protect veterans hard-earned benefits.

To that end, we are happy to announce that the VA will continue to pay for the private pilot training course through PCC for the upcoming spring term. Applications for the spring term are now available on PCC’s website. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2016.

If you have any additional questions about our program or using your GI Bill benefits, please contact our admissions team at or 503.726.3000.

Information about Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits
Depending on how much time you served/were active after September 11, 2001, the VA will pay for up to 100% of your flight and ground training through our degree program with PCC up to the school syllabus minimums.

Active Duty Completed After September 10, 2001 Percentage of Maximum Amount Payable
At least 36 months 100% **
30 months to 36 months 90% **
24 months to 30 months 80% **
18 months to 24 months 70% **
12 months to 18 months 60% **
6 months to 12 months 50% **
90 days to 6 months 40% **

**Includes cost for flight and ground training, up to course minimums

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