Enrollment

U S Flight Academy has an open door policy. This policy states that any student who is reasonably capable of operating its aircraft as the aircraft are currently equipped, may attend after completing an application for admission. No aptitude test is required. We will, upon request, mail you a copy of the last three USFA graduates' names and addresses as references, and you can verify our claims.

As part of the admission a Security Deposit is required. Payment of this deposit signifies an acceptance of the admission and holds a space for you. Upon arrival this deposit will be credited to your account. The remaining amount for the course is due upon arrival or as arranged with the Academy.

Equal Opportunity Policy: U S Flight Academy does not discriminate against anyone due to race, age, sex, creed, or national origin.

Introduction

Welcome to our Academy, and thank you for your interest in our school.

At U. S Flight Academy we pride ourselves in being a student oriented school and our philosophy is to provide you with the finest training available to achieve your goals.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security now requires that candidates must provide proof of citizenship in order to attend pilot training. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will not allow flight training to commence without proof of U.S. Citizenship in the form of the following documents:

  1. A valid, un-expired United States passport. The passport must remain valid throughout the entire length of the training course.
  2. An original birth certificate, with raised seal, documenting birth in the United States or one of its territories, along with a valid un-expired government issued photo I.D. (such as a drivers license).
  3. An original U. S. naturalization certificate with raised seal (Form N-550 or Form N-570), along with a valid un-expired government issued photo I.D. (such as a drivers license). d) An original certificate of U.S. Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-561) or a certificate of repatriation (Form N-581) along with a valid un-expired government issued photo I.D. (such as a drivers license).
  4. A U.S. federal government issued I.D. badge if training for the U.S. government and a U.S. government entity is paying for the training. Upon inspection a copy of the appropriate document and picture I.D. will be secured in the candidates administrative folder.

The travel information on the form A2 can be transmitted to the school later, if not known prior to application time.

All application forms may be submitted via e-mail as attachments, or by standard mail.

Allow two weeks for processing upon receipt of all required documents.

EXPERIENCE THE EXCITING WORLD OF AVIATION WITH THE U.S. FLIGHT ACADEMY.

APPLICATION Forms

Introduction

U. S Flight Academy welcomes students from all over the world, and offers comprehensive flight training and English as a Secondary Language (ESL) program. This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

We welcome international students to our campus and feel that our climate, concept of training and location provides unparalleled opportunities in comprehensive flight training. So far, U.S. Flight Academy has trained pilots from 40 countries all over the world.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security now requires the completion of Form I-901 and a fee remittance of $200 prior to your appointment for a Visa, and you will also need to submit the flight training request and information via the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP) website www.flightschoolcandidates.gov and a fee remittance of $130.Instructions for both these actions are included when the student I-20 is issued.

The travel information on the form A2 can be transmitted to the school later, if not known prior to application time.

All application forms may be submitted via e-mail as attachments, or by standard mail.

Allow two weeks for processing upon receipt of all required documents.

APPLICATION Forms

Inquiry Form

Admission - Inquiry Form

Tuition and Fees

Flight training cost:

Cost of tuition is based on the average hours to complete a course of training which exceeds the minimum hour requirement stipulated by the Federal Aviation Administration. Each course includes additional training-hour guarantees, equipment, books, and materials. Also included are ground school and exam fees. Most students will have no problem completing their chosen course in the allotted time, with no added cost.

Tuition is paid in advance. The only exception is if the student is sponsored by a major airline or an agency of the US Government. When the student is accepted and an admission date is agreed upon, a refundable security deposit must be made before acceptance. Payment of this deposit signifies your being accepted at USFA and that a space is reserved for you. Your deposit will be applied to your account when you arrive to begin training. Any remaining amount of money for the course is due on arrival or as arranged with the school. The standard tuition payment policy for the professional courses are 1/3 of total course tuition upon issuance of Visa or at commencement of training, and the next 1/3 upon graduation with a Private Pilot, and the remaining 1/3 upon Instrument Rating graduation. The student must maintain a positive account balance with a minimum of $800 at all times.

USFA will accept payments using a major credit card, US traveler's checks, original bank drafts, US money orders, the currency of any country, or checks drawn on any bank in the USA. We cannot accept a carbon copy of a bank draft or a check drawn on a bank outside the United States. The preferred and surest method of sending funds or the security deposit from a bank outside the United States is by wire Transfer.

College Tuition:

Tuition cost will vary depending on the student's status. See UVU description for determining tuition cost, and below cost per credit hours, beginning summer 2008.

Aviation: $170.00 per credit hour
General Ed.: $183.00 per credit hour

College housing cost:

College Residence or student dorms are located on the Howard College Campus in Big Spring, and for further information contact Howard College by Phone 432 264 5000 or via link to: www.howardcollege.edu.

USFA Student lodging cost:

USFA student lodging is $425 per month and are shared accommodations including fully furnished house with cable, internet and telephone for local calling, washer and dryer for laundry, gym, and a kitchen with dishwasher for preparation of own food, in a home environment.

Medical Insurance cost:

The United States does not have national medical insurance. If you do not have medical insurance that covers the USA, it is recommended that you obtain insurance during your stay. US Flight Academy has medical insurance available for her single M-1 students at a cost of $45.00 per month, for a spouse at an additional cost of $65.00 per month, and for trainee's children at an additional cost of $45.00 per child. Please view the plan's details by clicking here.

Other Expenses:

Additional Costs:

  1. The medical exam/certificate ($150.00 for any class of certificate).
  2. Food cost (varies pending ones need).
  3. Traveling expenses.
  4. Rental car (if desired).

Additional Financial Information

Current Aircraft Hourly Rates are as follows:

Cessna 150/152$110.00/Hr.
Piper 140$160.00/Hr.
Cessna 182$180/Hr.
Bellanca 17-30A$235.00/Hr.
Cessna 310$250.00/Hr.
ATC-610K Flight Simulator$50.00/Hr
Dual Instruction USFA Aircraft/FTD $55.00/Hr.
Dual Instruction own Aircraft $65.00/Hr.

Current Ground School Rates:

Complete Ground School w/ material $3,500.00
Individual Ground School Tutoring and BFR/IFR Competency $40.00/Hr.
Computerized Exam Prep/Video Usage Exceeding Given Time $15.00/Hr.

FINANCING & SCHOLARSHIP

What Happens At Aviation Colleges and Schools?

Aviation colleges and schools provide a specialized environment for this unique learning and training experience. Aviation scholarships make it possible to prepare for a successful career in a variety of exciting fields. Both classes and hands-on training provide educational benefits to help you secure the job of your dreams. Based on your career preferences, aviation scholarships may cover all or part of your educational expenses.

How Long Will I Attend Aviation School?

The length of time you attend aviation school depends on your career goals. An Associate Degree takes up to two years and a Bachelor's Degree takes up to four years. Specific certifications to further your career may only take a few months. Aviation programs allow you to earn a degree, aviation diploma, certificate, rating or degree to start working in this exhilarating field.

How Do I Prepare and Apply For Aviation Colleges and Schools?

Preparing and applying for Aviation College is much like other institutions of higher learning. Maintain excellent grades and participate in extracurricular activities to put yourself on the top of the heap for aviation scholarships. Carefully review the application process for your chosen aviation schools. Make sure to fulfill all requirements including academic background, essays and application forms.

What Majors Are Offered At Aviation Colleges and Schools?

Aviation careers are diverse with many possible majors opening up entire new worlds. Before applying for aviation scholarships, consider your preferred course of study including:

  1. Professional flight management
  2. Power plant and airframe technology
  3. Aviation electronics or aviation maintenance technician
  4. Safety science to ensure safety in all aspects of flight
  5. Aviation computer systems and electronic systems
  6. Airport, airline and aviation management
  7. Air traffic control and management
  8. Aerospace administration, maintenance and technology
  9. Flight dispatch and scheduling
  10. Avionics management
  11. Aviation science, technology and administration
  12. Flight operations and management
  13. International air and transportation management
  14. Professional pilot
  15. Aeronautical science and technology and meteorology

Take Flight with Aviation

Do you want to fly a plane with hundreds of passengers? Would you prefer to direct planes and control air traffic? Are you mechanically inclined to work on airplanes and aviation equipment? There are literally hundreds ways to take flight with a rewarding career in aviation. From behind the scenes to behind the controls, aviation scholarships help make your future goals a reality.

Financing:

Financing for the flight program only is available through Pilot Financing Inc. for qualified applicants. For more information on financing for the flight program, click here.

For Degree programs financing the first step will be Federal Student Aid: www.fafsa.ed.gov, or http://www.studentloans.gov/ .

Private loans are available: www.salliemae.com

Scholarship and Grant:

Fly into your future with aviation scholarships. Take advantage of higher education at one of more than 300 aviation colleges and schools. With the right information and preparation, you can earn aviation scholarships to help pay for your educational goals.

FAA scholarship list for aviation/aerospace/aeronautics students.

University Aviation Association website has scholarship links.

Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) Scholarships

(GABE A. HARTL SCHOLARSHIP, NON-EMPLOYEE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS, FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS & BUCKINGHAM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP)

Open to students pursuing a baccalaureate degree or advanced degree in aviation

Amount of Award: $1,500 - $2,500
Application Deadline: May 1st
Number of Awards: varies
Duration of Award: 1 year
Contact Information:
Air Traffic Control Association, Inc.
Attn: Scholarship Fund
1101 King Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 299-2430
Fax: (703) 299-2437
www.atca.org

The AOPA Air Safety Foundation
Donald Burnside Memorial Scholarship

Open to students (college juniors or seniors) enrolled in and plan to continue a college curriculum leading to a degree in the field of aviation

Amount of Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: March 31st
Number of Awards: 1 each
Duration of Award: 1 year
Contact Information:
Dr. Mark Sherman
Chair & Flight Center Director
Farmingdale State College
107 Lupton Hall
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Phone: (301) 695-2000
Fax: (301) 695-2375
www.aopa.org

WAI Scholarships

(Airbus A320 Type Rating Certificate Scholarships, Airbus Leadership Grant, Airline Dispatcher's Federation Scholarships, Airline Ground Schools, Inc., American Airlines Travel Awards Scholarships, Boeing Company Career Enhancement Scholarship, Bombardier Lear Jet 31A pilot type rating Scholarship, Cessna "Earn a Private Pilot's Certificate" Scholarship, Cessna Scholarship for Citation Encore Type Rating, Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation Scholarship, Delta Air Lines Aviation Business Management Scholarship, Delta Air Lines Boeing B737-800 Type Rating Certificate Scholarships, Delta Air Lines Engineering Scholarships, Delta Air Lines Engine Maintenance Internship, Elisha Hall Memorial Scholarships - Wright Chapter, Express Jet Airlines Regional Jet Transition Course, FedEx Express Flight Scholarship, FedEx Express Flight ATP Scholarship, FedEx Express Technical Operations Scholarship, From Rose to Rise Scholarship, If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It Scholarship, Kathy K. Hodgkins Memorial Scholarship, Keep Flying Scholarship, New Horizons Memorial Scholarship, O D Clemmer Memorial Scholarship, Pratt & Whitney Maintenance Scholarships (6), R-W Foundation, Ride the Sun, Sporty's Foundation, Telex Flight Training Scholarship, Women in Aviation Management Scholarship, Women in Aviation, International Achievement Award, Women in Corporate Aviation Career Scholarship, Women Military Aviators - Dream of Flight Scholarship, Yeager Award and more... )

Open to Women in Aviation, International(WAI) members

Amount of Award: varies
Application Deadline: November
Number of Awards: varies
Duration of Award: 1 year
Contact Information:
Women in Aviation, International
Morningstar Airport
3647 State Route 503 South
West Alexandria, OH 45381-9354
Phone: (937) 839-4647
Fax: (937) 839-4645
www.wai.org

NHA Scholarship Fund

Open to undergraduate students interested in a career in aviation

Amount of Award: $3,000
Application Deadline: November 15th
Number of Awards: varies
Duration of Award: 1 year
Contact Information:
Naval Helicopter Association
The NHA Scholarship fund
P.O. Box 180578
Coronado, CA 92178-0578
Phone: (619) 435-7139
Fax: (619) 435-7354
info@nhascholarship.org
www.nhascholarship.org

National Aviation Explorer Scholarships

(Categories: Degree Leading to an Aviation Profession, Avionics, Pilot, Maintenance and Management)

Open to Aviation Explorers studying the technologies and the skills needed in the field of aviation

Amount of Award: $3,000 - $10,000
Application Deadline: March 31
Number of Awards: 5
Duration of Award: 1 year
Contact Information:
Learning for Life
National Office
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75105-2079
Phone: (972) 580-2418
Fax: (972) 580-2137
www.learning-for-life.org

Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship

Open to undergraduate students who are officially enrolled at NBAA/University Aviation Association (UAA)-member institutions

Amount of Award: $5,000
Application Deadline: July 31
Number of Awards: 5
Duration of Award: 1 year
Contact Information:
National Business Aviation Association
1200 18th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 783-9000
Fax: (202) 331-8364
E-mail: info@nbaa.org
www.nbaa.org

See also Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship, NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship, William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship, Donald A. Baldwin Sr. Business Aviation Management Scholarship, UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship, ExxonMobil Aviation and the Avitats International Operators Scholarship and U.S. Aircraft Insurance Group PDP Scholarship from their website

Daedalian Foundation Matching Scholarship Program

Open to college and university students who are pursuing a career as a military aviator

Amount of Award: $2,000
Application Deadline: none
Number of Awards: up to 99
Duration of Award: 1 year
Contact Information:
Daedalian Foundation
55 Main Circle, Building 676
Randolph AFB TX 78148
Phone: (210) 945-2113
Fax: (210) 945-2112
www.daedalians.org

See also Descendant scholarships, Egan Scholarship and Funding for the Civil Air Patrol from their website

Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarships

Open to member of the 99s who are interested in training and education in aviation and aerospace, including scholarships to complete additional pilot certificates and ratings, jet type ratings, college degrees, and technical training

Amount of Award: up to $5,000
Application Deadline: December 1st
Number of Awards: varies
Contact Information:
Joy Parker Blackwood, AEMSF Chairman
AEChair@ninety-nines.org
Phone: (905) 841-7930
scholarships@cftexas.org
The Ninety-Nines, Inc.
4300 Amelia Earhart Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73159
Phone: (800) 994-1929
Fax: (405) 685-7985
www.ninety-nines.org

See Also AE Research Scholar Grants, New Pilot Awards and The Maule Tailwheel Training Award from their website

George E. Haddaway Scholarship

Open to students pursuing a baccalaureate degree or advanced degree in print, film, broadcasting, design, or electronic communication and have an interest in aviation

Amount of Award: $2,500
Application Deadline: May 1st
Number of Awards: 1
Duration of Award: 1 year
Contact Information:
Communities Foundation of Texas
ATTN: George E. Haddaway Scholarship
5500 Caruth Haven Lane
Dallas, Texas 75225-8146
Phone: (214) 750-4222
Fax: (214) 750-4210
scholarships@cftexas.org
www.cftexas.org 1
or www.cftexas.org 2

AHS/Industry Annual Student Design Competition Award

An annual helicopter design competition in an effort to promote student interest in vertical flight

Amount of Award: varies
Application Deadline: Letters of intent by February
Number of Awards: 5
Duration of Award: 1 year
Contact Information:
AHS International The Vertical Flight Society
217 N. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2538
Phone: (703) 684-6777
Fax: (703) 739-9279
E-mail: staff@vtol.org
www.vtol.org

John R. Lillard VAOC Scholarship Program
Kansas Aviation Scholarship
KAAA Scholarship

Open to Kansas students recommended by a member of Kansas Agricultural Aviation Association who are interested in a career in the field of aviation, agricultural, agricultural business or engineering

Amount of Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: March 15
Number of Awards: 1
Duration of Award: 1 year
Contact Information:
KAAA Scholarship Committee
c/o Brenda Gross
353 K19 Hwy N.
Larned, KS 67550
Phone: (620) 285-2071
www.ksagaviation.org

Virginia Aviation Scholarship
John R. Lillard VAOC Scholarship Program

Open to Virginia high school seniors planning a career in the field of aviation, and must be enrolled or accepted into an aviation related program at an accredited college

Amount of Award: $3,000
Application Deadline: February 20
Number of Awards: 1
Duration of Award: 1 year
Contact Information:
VAOC Scholarship
c/o Virginia Department of Aviation
Attn: Betty Wilson
5702 Gulfstream Road
Richmond, VA 23250-2422
Phone: (800) 292-1034
www.doav.virginia.gov/scholarship

Willard G. Plentl Aviation Scholarship

Open to Virginia high school seniors who are planning an aviation career in a non-engineering area

Amount of Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: February 20
Number of Awards: 1
Duration of Award: 1 year
Contact Information:
Plentl Scholarship
c/o Virginia Department of Aviation
Attn: Betty Wilson
5702 Gulfstream Road
Richmond, VA 23250-2422
Phone: (800) 292-1034
www.doav.virginia.gov/

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