L3Harris Flight Academy

Federal Financial Aid

Unlike many other flight schools, we are approved to provide Federal Financial Aid to cadets enrolled on our Professional Pilot Program (PPP) and who are eligible.

What is Federal Financial Aid?

Federal Financial Aid, or Title IV funding, is student aid provided by the US Department of Education which can cover up to 100% of the cost of flight training, for those who qualify.

There are a variety of financial aid options to choose from, please refer to the following list and contact an Admissions Officer to learn your next steps and determine which option may be right for you!

Federal Pell Grants: Federal Student Aid

Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid except under certain circumstances. Pell Grants are usually only awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. Pell Grants are considered a foundation of Federal Financial Aid, to which aid from other federal and non-federal sources might be added.

Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program: Federal Student Aid

Direct Stafford Loans, from the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, are low-interest loans for eligible students to help cover the cost of higher education at a four-year college or university, community college, or trade, career, or technical school. Eligible students borrow directly from the U.S. Department of Education at participating schools. Subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford loans are available for those who qualify.

Federal Direct PLUS Loans for Parents: Federal Student Aid

Parents of dependent students may apply for a Direct PLUS Loan to help pay their child's education expenses as long as certain eligibility requirements are met.

Grant amounts

Dependent on student expected family contribution and determined by the Free Application of Federal Student Aid.

Source of funding guide

How to apply for Federal Financial Aid?

For more information on Federal Financial Aid and eligibility please click 'Request info' below.

  • 100% funding available to 
    those who qualify
  • 11 affiliate airline 
  • 96% graduates stay with us 
    to build flight hours
  • 100+ single and multi-engine 

Federal Financial Aid FAQs

How do you qualify for Federal Financial Aid?

To qualify for Federal Financial Aid you must:

  • Be enrolled on our Professional Pilot Program (PPP)
  • Be a citizen or eligible non-citizen of the United States
  • Have a valid Social Security Number
  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or have completed homeschooling
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Not owe a refund on a federal student grant or be in a default on a federal student loan
  • Be registered or registered with the Selective Service System, if you are a male and not currently on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces
  • not have a conviction for the possession or sale of illegal drugs for an offense that occured while you were receiving federal student aid

For more information, please visit studentaid.gov or speak to our team at L3Harris.

How much Federal Financial Aid can I get?

How much Federal Financial Aid you are entitled to will be determined by L3Harris Flight Academy. Our Financial Aid Officers will:

  • Review your cost of attendance (COA)
  • Consider your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Subtract your EFC from your COA to determine the amount of your financial need and therefore how much need-based aid you can get
  • Non-need-based aid is determined by subtracting any financial aid you’ve already been awared by your COA

For more information, please visit studentaid.gov or speak to our team at L3Harris.

Do you have to pay back Federal Financial Aid?

  • Federal Pell Grants do not have to be repaid
  • The Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program is a low interest loan. If you are eligible for a subsidized Staff Loan you will not be charged interest, the Federal government subsidizes the interest. If you are awarded an unsubsidized loan, you will be charged interest from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid off in full
  • The repayment period for a Direct Plus Loan for Parents begins immediately after you’ve received the last disbursement of the loan. you have from 10 to 25 years to repay your loan, depending on the repayment plan you have chosen

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