Some will say you have to go to a large 4 year degree school to be a pilot and that is simply not true. Many of our former students have successfully completed regular degrees and paid for flight training out of pocket. The cost of a 4 year degree flight program through the big schools can cost you $200.000+. Through our program with average rate of learning cost is about $45,000 plus whatever in state tuition you pay for 2/4 year degrees in CA which can be a saving of 50%. Today our students are employed with large regional operators like Trans States Airlines, Compass Airlines, Skywest Airlines, Mesa Airlines and others. Ask us for more information.
The best way to finance the cost of flight training is to work and pay as you go, or if possible borrow from family at low or no interest.
There are a few different options for financing of your flight training. AOPA now has a program which is specifically for flight training and is much like conventional financing. Other options are pilotfinance, Sallie Mae, Lending Tree and there are some additional tips and other ideas here, here and here