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Full Name Short
Name
Year
College
Started
Public
or
Private
Program
Name
Year
Prog.
Start
#
SE
A/C
#
ME
A/C
#
TP
A/C
#
TJ
A/C
Total
A/C
#
SE
Sims
#
ME
Sims
#
TP
Sims
#
TJ
Sims
Total
Sims

Arizona State University

ASU

1885

Public

Professional Flight (See Note 2)

?

10

12

0

0

22

5

3

1

3

12

Auburn University

AU

1856

Public

Professional Flight Management

1941

12

2

0

0

14

4

2

0

1 (See Note 1)

6

Bowling Green State University

BGSU

1910

Public

Flight Technology and Operations

1978

5

1

0

0

6

1

0

0

0

1

Bridgewater State University

BSU

1840

Public

Aviation Science Flight Training Concentration

1981

10

1

0

0

11

1

2

0

1

4

Delaware State University

DSU

1891

Public

Aviation Degree, Professional Pilot Concentration

1992

9

1

0

0

10

1 (See note 3)

1 (See note 3)

0

0

0

Delta State University

DeltaSU

1924

Public

Bachelor of Commercial Aviation - Flight Operations or Management

1981

18

3

0

0

21

2

3

1

0

6

Eastern Kentucky University

EKU

1906

Public

Professional Flight: Multi-Engine Land (MEL) Option

1983

10

3

0

0

13

1

1

0 (See Note 3)

0

2

Eastern Michigan University

EMU

1849

Public

Aviation Flight Technology

2000

8

1

0

0

9

1

0

0

0

1

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona

ERAU-D

1926

Private

B.S. in Aeronautical Science

1968

46

10

0

0

56

6

2

0

1

9

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott

ERAU-P

1925

Private

B.S. in Aeronautical Science

1978

22

4

0

0

26

5

2

0

02

9

Farmingdale State College

FSC

1912

Public

BS Aeronautical Science - Professional Pilot

1993

21

1

0

0

22

3

0

0

0

3

Florida Institute of Technology

FIT

1958

Private

Aeronautical Science With Flight, or Aviation Management With Flight

1972

47

6

0

0

53

2

2

0

0

4

Hampton University

Hamptonu

1868

Private

BS in Flight Education

1985

5

1

0

0

6

2

1

1

1

5

Henderson State University

HSU

1890

Public

BS in Aviation, Professional Pilot Track

1972

15

2

0

0

17

1

2

0

0

3

Jacksonville University

JU

1934

Private

Aviation Management and Flight Operations

1983

8

2

0

0

10

2

1

0

1

4

Kansas State University at Salina

K-State at Salina

1863

Public

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology - Professional Pilot

1991

34

2

1

0

37

4

1

0

1

6

Kent State University

KSU

1910

Public

Flight Technology

?

23

2

0

0

25

2

2

0

0

4

LeTourneau University

LETU

1946

Private

School of Aeronautical Science

1956

11

2

0

0

13

1

1

0

0

2

Liberty University

LU

1971

Private

BS in Aeronautics, Commercial Operations Concentration

2002

18

3

1

1

23

2

1

0

1

4

Louisiana Tech University

Louisiana Tech

1894

Public

Professional Aviation

1968

13

1

0

0

14

3

2

1

0

6

Marywood University

MU

1917

Private

BBA in Aviation Management (Flight Operations Track)

2000

6

1

0

0

7

1

1

1

0

3

Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU

1911

Public

BS in Aerospace with the Professional Pilot Concentration

1972

26

2

1

0

29

4

3

1

1

9

Minnesota State University - Mankato

MSU

1867

Public

Aviation, Professional Pilot

1979

8

2

0

0

10

1

2

0

0

3

Northwestern Michigan College

NMC

1951

Public

Associate in Applied Science in Aviation

1967

12

2

0

0

14

1

0

0

0

1

Ohio State University

OSU

1870

Public

Professional Pilot

1943

16

1

0

0

17

2

1

0

0

3

Purdue University

PU

1869

Public

Professional Flight Technology

1966

20

2

0

2

24

5

1 (See Note 1)

0

2

7

Rocky Mountain College

Rocky

1878

Private

Aeronautical Science

1992

8

1

0

0

9

2

1

0

1

4

San Diego Christian College

SDCC

1970

Private

Bachelor of Science Aviation Technology

1974

9

1

0

0

10

1

0

0

0

1

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

SOSU

1909

Public

BS in Aviation, Professional Pilot Option

1969

17

1

1

0

19

1

1

0

0

2

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

SIUC

1869

Public

AAS in Aviation Flight

1985

33

5

0

0

38

4

1

1

0

6

University of Alaska Anchorage

UAA

1955

Public

BS in Aviation Technology - Professional Piloting

1971

10

1

0

0

11

1

1

1

(See Note 3)

3

University of Central Missouri

UCM

1871

Public

BS in Technology, Professional Pilot Major

?

17

2

0

0

19

3

0

0

1

4

University of Dubuque

UDBQ

1852

Private

BS in Flight Operations (Professional Aeronautics)

1974

18

3

0

0

21

5

1

0

1

7

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

UMES

1886

Public

Aviation Sciences - Professional Pilot

1989

(See Note 2)

(See Note 2

(See Note 2)

0

0

1

1

1

0

3

University of North Dakota

UND

1883

Public

B.S. in Aeronautics, Flight Education (See Note 1)

1972

73

15

2

0

90

5

4

0

1

10

University of Oklahoma

OU

1890

Public

B.S. (Professional Pilot and Aviation Management Tracks)

1947

18

3

1

0

22

3

1

0

0

4

Utah State University

USU

1888

Public

BS in Aviation Technology, Professional Pilot

1940

13

2

0

0

15

3

0

1

0

4

Western Michigan University

WMU

1903

Public

Aviation Flight Science

1939

29

6

0

0

35

2

1

0

1

4

Westminster College

Westminster

1875

Private

Flight Operations and Aviation Management

1969

13

1

0

0

14

1

1

0

1

3

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How Much Will You Spend?

Prices reflect completion through CFII and MEI (see exceptions in notes below)

School Length
of
Program
State Tuition
(In-State)
Tuition
(Out-State)
Reciprocal Tuition
(See Notes)
Room Board Flight Training Costs Books Check Rides Total
(In-State)
Total
(Out-State)
Part 141 for Flight Training

ASU 

4 Years 

AZ 

$40,628 

$98,012 

Yes (See Note 3) 

$28,000

Included

(See Note 1)

$3,000

$2,800

$74,428 

$131,812 

Yes 

AU 

4 Years 

AL 

$40,800 

$109,536 

Yes (See Note 2) 

$39,968

Included

$65,000

$4,400

$350

$150,518 

$219,254 

Yes 

BGSU 

4 years 

Ohio 

$36,384 

$65,616 

No 

5,160

Included

(See Note 1)

1,278

1,050

$43,872 

$73,104 

Yes 

BSU 

4 years 

MA 

$33,704 

$58,264 

All New England states 

$42,372

Included

$46,500

$1,500

$1,500

$125,576 

$150,136 

Yes 

DSU 

4 years 

DE 

$29,344 

$62,768 

No 

$28,598

$14,072

$49,600

(See note 2)

$121,614 

$155,038 

Yes 

DeltaSU 

4-year 

MS 

$24,048 

$24,048 

(See Note 1)  

16,800

10,832

$57,604

$1,100

0 (See Note 2)

$110,384 

$110,384 

Yes 

EKU 

4 Years 

KY 

$31,680 

$69,792 

No 

$16,360

Included

$65,000

$3,200

0 (See Note 1)

$116,240 

$154,352 

Yes 

EMU 

4 years 

MI 

$32,944 

$88,448 

Ohio 

$16,572

Included

$53,500

$800

(See Note 1)

$103,816 

$159,320 

(See Note 2) 

ERAU-D 

4 years 

FL 

$127,792 

$127,792 

Daytona State College 

$37,360

Included

$48,000

$5,600

$600

$219,352 

$219,352 

Yes 

ERAU-P 

4 years 

AZ 

$126,592 

$126,592 

No 

$21,600

Included

0 (See Note 1)

$148,192 

$148,192 

Yes 

FSC 

4 years 

NY 

$24,680 

$63,280 

No 

$28,000

$16,840

$68,000

$1,900

$1,800

$141,220 

$179,820 

Yes 

FIT 

4 Years 

FL 

$138,720 

$138,720 

No 

$20,800

$20,480

$58,203

$4,000

(See Note 1)

$242,203 

$242,203 

Yes (See Note 2)  

Hamptonu 

4 Years 

VA 

$88,040 

$88,040 

No 

(See Note 2)

(See Note 2)

$51,000

$6,000

$1,000

$146,040 

$146,040 

Yes 

HSU 

4 Years 

AR 

$21,916 

$42,268 

Available if students live in the dormitory and purchase meal plans. 

$24,000

Included

(See Note 1)

$4,800

$1,200

$51,916 

$72,268 

Yes 

JU 

4 Years 

FL 

$125,480 

$125,480 

No 

$15,000

$13,360

$68,636

$3,117

$1,350

$226,943 

$226,943 

Yes 

K-State at Salina 

4 years 

KS 

$34,060 

$85,576 

All (See note 1) 

$25,408

Included

(See Note 2)

$3,000

$2,100

$64,568 

$116,084 

Yes 

KSU 

4 Years 

OH 

$39,984 

$71,824 

PA 

0 (See Note 2)

0 (See Note 2)

$59,300

$5,600

0 (See Note 1)

$104,884 

$136,724 

Yes 

LETU 

4 years 

TX 

$110,240 

$110,240 

No 

$35,760

Included

$51,125

$2,000

$500

$199,625 

$199,625 

Yes 

LU 

4 Years 

VA 

$82,600 

$82,600 

No 

$7,600

Included

$45,000

$2,500

$1,800

$139,500 

$139,500 

Yes 

Louisiana Tech 

4 Years 

LA 

$21,552 

$69,104 

No 

$43,200

Included

$80,000

$4,000

$2,900

$151,652 

$199,204 

Yes 

MU 

4 Years 

PA 

$127,776 

$127.776 

No 

$36,400

Included

$39,775

$4,500

$1,200

$209,651 

$82,003 

Yes (See Notes 1 & 2) 

MTSU 

4 Years 

TN 

$30,184 

$92,008 

Yes (See Note 1) 

$30,128

Included

$35,250

$5,300

$2,800 (See Note 2)

$100,862 

$162,686 

Yes 

MSU 

4 years 

MN 

$30,232 

$60,144 

Wisconsin, (Partial) South Dakota 

$27,120

Included

$69,000

$2,500

$2,100

$130,952 

$160,864 

Yes 

NMC 

2 Years 

MI 

$10,552 

$13,608 

No 

$10,600

$5,600

$46,350

$2,500

$1.400

$75,603 

$78,659 

Yes 

OSU 

4 Years 

OH 

$40,040 

$106,040 

No 

$41,568

Included

$49,500

$5,553

-

$136,661 

$202,661 

Yes 

PU 

4 Years 

IN 

$40,008 

$115,216 

No 

$35,000

Included

$41,703

$9,000

-

$125,711 

$200,919 

Yes 

Rocky 

4 Years 

MT 

$98,120 

$98,120 

No 

$24,000

Included

$24,020

3000

(See Note 1)

$149,140 

$149,140 

Yes 

SDCC 

4 years 

CA 

$108,360 

$108,360 

No 

$33,000

Included

$52,930 (See Note 1)

$7,500

$1,350

$150,210 

$150,210 

Yes 

SOSU 

4 Years 

OK 

$18,200 

$44,776 

All (See Note 1) 

$11,040

$10,989

$30,959 (See Note 2

$5,000

$1,200

$46,429 

$73,005 

Yes 

SIUC 

2 Years 

IL 

$24,496 

$49,742 

No 

$33,168

Included

$65,469

$4,400

-

$127,533 

$152,779 

Yes 

UAA 

4 Years 

AK 

$22,248 

$65,864 

Yes (See Note 1) 

$24,800

$14,400

$46,205 (See Note 2)

$4,000

$3,200

$68,648 

$112,264 

Yes 

UCM 

4 Years 

MO 

$29,056 

$54,636 

KS (See Note 1) 

$19,552

$10,280

$49,980

$1,800

(See Note 2)

$110,668 

$136,248 

Yes 

UDBQ 

4 Years 

IA 

$107,800 

$107,800 

Yes (See Note 1) 

$14,560

$12,600

$43,902 (See Note 2)

$4,000

0 (See Note 3)

$138,960 

$138,960 

Yes 

UMES 

4 Years 

MD 

$29,148 

$65,244 

Washington, DC residents 

$20,800

$14,200

$42,000

$5,000

$2,000

$113,148 

$149,244 

Yes (See Note 2) 

UND 

4 Years 

ND 

$30,964 

$73,636 

(See Note 2) 

$25,328

Included

$65,619 (See Note 3

$3,200

0 (See Note 4)

$59,492 

$102,164 

Yes 

OU 

4 Years 

OK 

$37,980 

$89,076 

No 

$33,528

Included

$33,653

$4,500

0 (See Note 1)

$109,661 

$160,757 

Yes 

USU 

4 Years 

UT 

$13,872 

$44,040 

No 

$6,600

$9,200

$49,349

$600

$350

$79,971 

$110,139 

Yes 

WMU 

4 Years 

MI 

$39,176 

$96,104 

Students may apply for in-state residency after residing in Michigan for one consecutive year 

$33,124

Included

$59,306

$4,720

$2,450

$138,776 

$195,704 

Yes (See Note 1) 

Westminster 

4 Years 

UT 

$121,456 

$121,456 

No 

$28,776

Included

$55,500

$3,000

0 (See Note 1)

$208,732 

$208,732 

Yes 

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What Will You Accomplish?

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Hours
ME A/C
Hours
ME
SIM Hours
Total Jet
A/C Hours
Total Jet
SIM Hours
Min Time
to MEI
Paid Intern
Programs
Unpaid Intern
Programs
Jumpseat
Authority
Aviation Accreditation Board International Guaranteed
Interview
Guaranteed
Job

ASU

265

50

50

0

40

30 Months 

?

?

No

Yes

ExpressJet Airlines

No

AU

325

50

10

0

20

24 Months 

(See Note 3)

(See Note 3)

No

Yes

(See Note 3)

Institutional flight instruction

BGSU

190

20

0

0

0

24 

No

No

No

No

No

No

BSU

250

10

10

0

10

48 Months 

Cape Air & Jet Blue Airlines

American, Cape Air & Jet Blue Airlines

No

Yes

Cape Air & Jet Blue Airlines

No

DSU

18

0

0

27 Months 

No

United Airlines and DuPont Corporate Aviation

No

No

No

Institutional flight instruction

DeltaSU

225

20

10

0

0

24 

Pinnacle, DSU Internal

(Sponsors not specified)

No

Yes

Yes (Airlines not specified)

Yes

EKU

245

110

20

0

0

42 (See Note 2) 

No

No

No

No

No

Institutional flight instruction

EMU

320

10

0

0

0

36 months 

No

No

No

No

No

No

ERAU-D

250 (See Note 1)

30 (See Note 1)

15 (See Note 1)

0

20 (See Note 1)

18 (See Note 1) 

Yes (Contact institution for current airline participants)

Yes (Contact institution for current airline participants)

Yes (See Note 2)

Yes

No

No

ERAU-P

225

30

4

0

5

36 

Yes / AA, SWA, ASA, Cape Air, Delta, Continental, JetBlue, UPS, FedEx, FAA, Comair, Korean, USAir

No

Yes

American Eagle, Cape Air, AirTran, & JetBlue

No

FSC

280

5

0

0

0

30 months 

No

No

No

No

Colgan Airlines

Institutional Flight Instruction

FIT

260 (See Note 3)

50

8

0

0

24 Months 

Cape Air Nantucket, Chattauqua, Jet Blue, Miami Air International and Spirit Airlines

Air Tran, American, American Eagle, ASA, Comair, Express Jet, Delta, Kenya and Primaris

No

Yes

American Eagle and ExpressJet (See Note 4)

No

Hamptonu

350

0

0

0

0

36 Months 

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

HSU

263

25

7

0

0

30 Months 

No

No

No

No

No

Institutional flight instruction

JU

300

25

5

0

10

25 Months 

Delta

American, Cape Air & ExpressJet

No

Yes

ExpressJet

ExpressJet

K-State at Salina

300

20

10

0

10

18 Months 

American & American Eagle

American & American Eagle

No

Yes

No

No

KSU

238

10

0

0

0

36 Months 

?

?

Interns only

Yes

Continental Express

Institutional flight instruction

LETU

190

30

20

0

0

36 Months 

No

No

No

No

No

No

LU

225

25

20

0

20

24 Months 

No

No

No

No

Yes (Airlines not specified)

Institutional flight instruction

Louisiana Tech

275

10

8

10

0

36 Months 

No

American Eagle & Southwest Airlines

No

Yes

No

See Note 2

MU

220

15

10

0

0

24 Months 

Delta Connection and USAirways/Express Airlines

0

No

No

No

Institutional flight instruction

MTSU

190 (See Note 3)

25

25

0

0

30 Months 

No

State of Tennessee

No

Yes

No

No

MSU

280

50

30

0

0

24 months 

No

No

No

No

No

Institutional Flight Instruction

NMC

225

16

0

0

0

20 Months 

No

No

No

No

No

Institutional flight instruction

OSU

225

15

6

0

0

36 Months 

0

(See footnote)

No

No

No

Institutional flight instruction.

PU

230

10

5

10

50

24 Months 

(See Note 2)

(See Note 2)

No

Yes

No

No

Rocky

220

15

3

0

30

30 Months 

Alaska, Allegiant, Horizon & SkyWest Airlines

No

No

Yes

No

No

SDCC

250

8

0

0

0

48 Months 

1

0

0

No

No

Yes

SOSU

300

25

5

0

0

36 Months 

0

American Airlines

No

Yes

No

No

SIUC

257

50 (See Note 1)

2

0

0

42 Months 

American, Cape Air, Delta, Mesa, UPS

American

No

Yes

No

No

UAA

250 (See Note 2)

20

5

0

0

30 Months 

No

No

No

No

PenAir (See Note 4)

Institutional flight instruction

UCM

290

20

0

0

9

(See Note 3) 

No

No

No

Yes

American Eagle and Trans States Airlines

Institutional flight instruction

UDBQ

260

45

3

0

30

15 Months 

American Airlines, UPS & Ryan Air

American & American Eagle

No

Yes

American Eagle Airlines

No

UMES

300

10

10

0

0

18 Months 

0

US Air Express

No

No

No

No

UND

235

40.5 (See Note 5)

18 (See Note 5)

0

29

24 Months 

Delta and JetBlue Airlines

Alaska, American, ExpressJet and Southwest Airlines

No

Yes

Cape Air, JetBlue, ExpressJet & Delta

No

OU

283

20

2

0

0

36 Months 

American & Southwest Airlines

(See Note 2)

No

Yes

(See Note 3)

No

USU

240

25

0

0

10

25 Months 

American Airlines

American and Skywest Airlines

No

Yes

No

No

WMU

235

60

25

0

45 (See Note 2)

21 Months 

American, Southwest, & United Airlines; and Amway, Duncan Aviation & Northern Jet Management

(See Note 3)

Yes (See Note 4)

Yes

(See Note 5)

No

Westminster

280

20

0

0

12.5

36 Months 

0

American, Delta and Skywest Airlines

No

Yes

No

No

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Notes:

The information in this section is provided by each college. All dollar amounts are estimated.

ASU:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. (1) Current flight training cost figures not reported. (2) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) are also offered. (3) Reduced tuition rates are available to students that are residents of bordering states. Contact: Mary Niemczyk, Mary.Niemczyk@asu.edu,(480)727-1595.

AU:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. (1) Full motion simulator is convertible from SE, ME and TJ. (2) Auburn Univ. participates in the Academic Common Market, an arrangement whereby selected non-residents from Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia may enroll as in-state students. (3) Internship, airline interview, and employment opportunities exist (“guarantees” are subject to qualifying criteria). (4) AABI-accredited BS Aviation Management degree program is also offered. Contact: Dale Watson, watsofd@auburn.edu, (334) 844-4908.

BGSU:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. (1) Flight training information not reported. Contact: Royce Ann Martin, ramarti@bgnet.edu, (419) 372-0554.

BSU:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures include all available flying course costs and are current as of January, 2015. Contact: Gregory Bongiorno, Gregory.Bongiorno@bridgew.edu, (508) 531-2654.

DSU:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. (1) Delaware State University is an Historically Black College/University (HCBU); (2) Designated examiner checkrides cost $300-500 each; (3) Purchase pending for a non-motion convertible single- or multi-engine simulator. Contact: Stephen Speed, sspeed@desu.edu, (302)857-6712.

DeltaSU:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures include all available flying course costs and are current as of January, 2015. (1) A single flat tuition rate applies to all students, resident and non-resident. (2) Check ride charges are included in flight training costs. Contact: julie Speakes, jspeakes@deltastate.edu, (662) 846-4205.

EKU:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures include all available flying course costs and are current as of January, 2015. (1) DPE and FAA written exam fees are included in indicated flight training costs. (2) Minimum flight training time ranges from 36-48 months. Program hours include: 50 Private Pilot SEL , 50 Inst. Rating SEL, 20 PP Multi-engine Rating (MEL), 80 Commercial Pilot MEL; and 50 AATD simulator sessions. FAR 61.160-qualified program graduates may also be accorded reduced Restricted Airline Transport Pilot (R-ATP) aeronautical experience consideration. (3) EKU's two simulators can be configured for both recip and turboprop training. (4) AABI accreditation pending. Contact: Donald Gibbs, donald.gibbs@eku.edu, (859) 622-1014.

EMU:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. (1) Check ride charges are $350 per ride. (2) CFR 141 provisions are applicable to commercial and instrument training only. (3) A BS Aviation Management Technology degree program is also offered. Contact: Philip Tartalone, ptartalone@emich.edu, (734) 487-1161.

ERAU-D:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. (1) ERAU-D conducts a three-track flight training program: Single-engine, Multi-engine and Blended. The number of hours logged in each type of aircraft/simulator is dependent on the track chosen. (2) Jumpseat authority is controlled by intern-employing airlines. Contact: Tim Brady, bradyt@erau.edu.

ERAU-P:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. (Flight training information not reported. (1) ERAU-P does not levy check ride charges as it has self-examining authority. (2) Air Force ROTC programs are included in the Aeronautical Science Degree Track. (3) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) are available. (4) The institution has added a helicoper program through CFI, and also works closely with USMC and USN re: their Bachelor Degree Direct Commissioning paths. Contact: Frank Ayers, ayersf@erau.edu. (928) 777-4304.

FSC:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. Contact: Jeanne Radigan, Jeanne.Radigan@farmingdale.edu, (631) 402-2445.

FIT:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015.(1) Check ride fees are not charged if training under 14 CFR Part 141, if training under Part 61 the total check ride fees are $2,400. (2) 14 CFR Part 61 training includes: Air Taxi, Basic Aerobatics, Complex Instrument and tail wheel proficiency. (3) Total logged hours shown presume training under 14 CFR Part 141. (4) American Eagle and ExpressJet guarantee interviews for students in FIT's Fast Track and Pathway Programs respectively. ExpressJet hires are guaranteed an interview with Delta after acquiring 1-2 years' experience. (5) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) are also offered. Contact: Nicholas Galli, ngalli@fit.edu, (321) 674-7369.

Hamptonu:  Hampton University is an Historically Black College/University (HCBU); The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. (2) The reported tuition figure includes room, board and fees for a four-year period; (3) The reported flight training times and costs are predicated on the attainment of single engine-only CFI certification. Multi-engine training is available at additional cost. (4) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) also offered. Contact: Carey Freeman, Cary.Freeman@hamptonu.edu.

HSU:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. (1) Flight training cost information not reported. Contact: Troy Hogue, hoguet@hsu.edu, (870) 230-5012.

JU:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures include all available flying course costs and are current as of January, 2015. JU additionally offers an articulated military flight training track for selected Navy and Marine Corps ROTC cadets. AABI-accredited Airline Management, Airport Management and Air Traffic Control BS degree programs are also offered. Contact: Mark Willette, mwillet@ju.edu,(904)256-7434.

K-State at Salina:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. (1) In-state tuition authorization is awarded on the basis of merit or legacy student status; (2) Flight training information not reported. (3) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) are also offered. Contact: Kurt Barnhart, kurtb@ksu.edu, (785) 826-2972.

KSU:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. (1) Check ride costs are included in course fees. (2) Contact institution for room and board costs. (3) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) also offered. Contact: Maureen McFarland, mmcfarl2@kent.edu, (330) 672-9827.

LETU:  LeTourneau is an interdenominational Christian university. The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. Contact: Lauren Bitikofer, LaurenBitkofer@letu.edu, (903) 759-8811.

LU:  Liberty University is a Christian institution offering a BS in Aeronautics, and an FAA 141-approved advanced jet systems and simulator program. The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures include all available flying course costs and are current as of January, 2015. Contact: E. Rogers, erogers@liberty.edu, (434) 582-2183

Louisiana Tech:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training figures include all available flying course costs and are current as of January, 2014. (1) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) also offered. (2) Institutional flight instructor positions available to exemplary students. Contact: G. Odom, godom@latech.edu, (318) 257-2691

MU:  Marywood University is an independent, comprehensive, coeducational Catholic university. The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. (1) Flight Operations are arranged through contract with Tech Aviation located at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. (2) Students may elect an additional cost flight training option whereby a multi-engine rating is added to their Private Pilot Certificate, and subsequent training is conducted in both single- and multi-engine aircraft yielding aprox. 75 hours of multi-engine time upon graduation. Contact: Joseph McDonald, jmcdonald@maryu.marywood.edu, (570) 348-6274 X2350.

MTSU:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required flying course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. (1) MTSU participates in the Academic Common Market, an arrangement whereby selected non-residents from Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia may enroll as in-state students. (2) The check ride figure shown is based on average costs for seven check rides including CFII and MEI. (3) MTSU employs the FAA-approved FITS syllabus wherein Private, Instrument, Commercial and Multi-engine certificates/ratings are awarded based on proficiency. Accordingly, reduced training hours are common. (4) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) are also offered. Contact: P. Mosey, paul.mosey@mtsu.edu, (615) 890-5755.

MSU:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures include all available flying course costs and are current as of January, 2015. Contact: Thomas Peterson, Thomas.Peterson@mnsu.edu, (507) 389-5094.

NMC:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. (1) Four-year non-pilot aviation programs are also available. Contact: Al Laursen, alaursen@nmc.edu, (231) 995-2911.

OSU:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. Unpaid local, regional and national internship opportunities possible across the industry segments. Contact: Brian Strzempkowski, aviation@osu.edu, (614) 292-0816.

PU:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. (1) Configurable single- or multi-engine simulator. (2) Reportedly available, but information lacking as to participating carriers and whether paid or unpaid. (3) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) also offered. Contact: John Mott, jhmott@purdue.edu, (765) 494-2686.

Rocky:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. (1) Check ride costs average $375 each. There is no charge for FAA-administered CFI check rides. (2) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) are also offered. Contact: D. Hargrove, hargrovd@rocky.edu, (406)657-1060.

SDCC:  SDCC is a religious (Christian) institution. The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. (1) A Multiengine course is available as optional elective. (3) Flight instructor employment opportunities are available to qualified students. Contact: Denis Breslin, Denis.Breslin@sdcc.edu, (619) 201-8758.

SOSU:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. (1) First-time SOSU students receive a 100% non-resident tuition waiver for the first two semesters. Subsequent semesters, students may receive variable non-resident tuition waivers based on their grade point average. (2) MEI training available at extra cost.( 3) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) are also offered. Contact: George Jacox, gjacox@se.edu, (580) 745-3245.

SIUC:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. The highest flight instructor certificate program available is the CFI (A). (1) The multi-engine hours shown above presume enrollment in an optional flight time-building course (AF304). (3) AABI-accredition is for the Aviation Flight Program only; SIUC also offers non-pilot baccalaureate degree program(s)in Aviation Management. Contact: David Jaynes, djaynes@siu.edu.

UAA:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. (1) Students from AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA and WY are eligible for resident tuition plus 50%; (2) CFII & MEI training available at extra cost. (3) Two of the non-turbo simulators are configurable to either single- or multi-engine capability. (4) The university has a memorandum of agreement with PenAir, guaranteeing interviews to its pro-pilot program graduates. Contact: R. Capozzi, afrpc@uaa.alaska.edu, (907) 786-7208

UCM:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. (1) Students from 10 contiguous counties in Kansas pay the equivalent of in-state tuition and fees. (2) Check ride charges are $200-250 per ride depending on examiner and certificate/rating sought. (3) Students have obtained MEI certification in as little as 230 hours. (4) The university conducts a bridge program with American Eagle and Trans States Airlines. (5) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) are also offered. Contact: Tony Monetti, tmonetti@ucmo.edu,(660)543-4969.

UDBQ:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. (1) The institution is a participant in the Council of Independent College's Tuition Exchange Program (CIC–TEP) and accepts, tuition-free, students from families of full-time employees of other CIC–TEP institutions. (2) CFI, CFII & MEI training available at extra cost. (3) Check ride charges are included in flight training costs. (3) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) are also offered. Contact: Kevin Bradford, ksbradford@dbq.edu, 563)589-3806.

UMES:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. (1) UMES is designated as an Historically Black College or University (HBCU). (2) The institution owns no aircraft and conducts its flight training program under an FBO contract. Contact: Chris Hartman, chartman@umes.edu,(410)651-8317.

UND:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. (1) Two BS pro-pilot majors are offered. Each program has its own web page. (2) Reduced tuition rates are available through the Western Undergraduate Exchange and the Midwestern Higher Education Consortium to residents of AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NM, OR, SD, UT, WA, WI and WY. (3) MEI training available at extra cost. (4) UND does not levy check ride charges as it has self-examining authority. (5) Aircraft & simulator figures shown include training through MEI. (6) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) are also offered. Contact: K. Polovitz, polovitz@aero.und.edu, (701) 777-3561.

OU:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. (1) Check ride charges are included in flight instruction fees (NOTE: The flight fee cost for Pro-pilot majors is $31,814 if you deduct the instructor ratings which are not required for the degree program but may be taken as electives. The flight fee cost for the Aviation Management-Flight Option major is $24,107 if you deduct Multi-engine & Instructor ratings, and the Turbine Transition course which are not required for the degree program but may be taken as electives). (2) Numerous unpaid internship opportunities are available to students in the program on a competitive basis. (3) For students satisfying the minimum criteria upon graduation, interviews with American Eagle is guaranteed. Contact: K. Carson, kencarson@ou.edu, (405) 325-7017.

USU:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight course and cost information not reported. AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) also offered. Contact: Aaron Dyches, aaron.Dyches@usu.edu.

WMU:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015. Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. (1) WMU's flight instructor courses are conducted under CFR 61. (2) Jet simulation time is an extra-cost course option. (3) Unpaid intern programs available with American Eagle, ExpressJet and Johnson Controls. (4) Jump seat authority requires internship enrollment. (5) Guaranteed interviews for selected students with American, American Eagle, Delta, ExpressJet and SkyWest airlines. (6) AABI-accredited non-pilot aviation baccalaureate degree program(s) are also offered. Contact: T. Thinnes, tom.thinnes@wmich.edu, (269) 964-5768

Westminster:  The tuition figures shown are based on reported annual charges as of January, 2015 Flight training cost figures reflect reported degree-required course charges only and are current as of January, 2015. (1) Check ride charges are included in flight training costs. (2) Westminster's single- and multi-engine simulators are cross-configurable. Contact: Lance Vaculin, lvaculin@westminstercollege.edu, (801) 832-2923.

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Nick Alford

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Nick Alford joined the FAPA.aero team in May of 2014 as the Director of Content and Communications.  Nick is originally from the piney woods of East Texas.  Like most pilots he fell in love with aviation at a young age.  He attended Louisiana Tech University earning a bachelor’s degree in Professional Aviation.

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