As an aviation technology student, you will encounter some extra fees depending on the classes you take each semester. The Bursar's Office provides estimates on these extra costs. Once you've registered for classes, you can contact the Division of Financial Aid to adjust your aid limits to allow for these extra expenses.
Financial aid is available to students in an aviation technology degree program in the form of grants, scholarships, work-study, parent loans and student loans. To apply for aid, you'll follow the same steps as any other student.
What specifically should an aviation technology student know?
- Keep in mind that your expenses may be different depending on the courses you enroll in each semester. Typically, if you are borrowing using PLUS or alternative (private) loans, we recommend borrowing on a semester-by-semester basis. However, if you're borrowing through the Stafford Loan, you don't need to worry about this.
- All coursework must be showing in the Registrar system and fees must be paid to the University through the Bursar system to be considered for financial aid. This means that any flight courses taken through the Purdue Airport or another flying club are not eligible for your financial aid.
- If you are an aviation technology student and planning to attend the Aviation Tour of Europe, different types of aid are available. Talk to your study abroad advisor for more information on what you may qualify for.