If you’re thinking about pursuing higher education, you might be wondering if it’s something you can afford. Paying for school can be overwhelming, but our highly trained Financial Aid staff at National Aviation Academy (NAA) assists students just like you every day.
Training is an investment in yourself and your future. Like any investment, if done correctly, you can reap significant dividends. You can start building your professional network and develop your skills before beginning a life-long career with high-earning potential that meets your needs. At NAA, you can do all of this in as little as 14 months – meaning you can also start working and earning faster.
NAA is a Title IV school, meaning students who qualify for Financial Aid (FA) can use those resources to pay for their education costs. This article informs how you can learn more about your FA options, the cost of your NAA education, and how we can support you on your education journey.
First, Some Financial Aid Key Terms
Financial Aid (FA) helps students and their families pay for the cost of attending school. FA covers direct costs like tuition, fees, books, supplies, and indirect costs, including transportation, room and board, and other related expenses. FA includes assistance like federal grants, federal loans, state financial aid, private loans, military benefits, and scholarships to help cover the cost of your training or even living expenses for the duration of your schooling.
Expected family contribution (EFC) is the amount of money you or your parents can afford to pay out of pocket. Student Need is the amount of FA required to cover the direct and indirect cost of education expenses.
How Much Financial Aid Will You Receive?
The amount of FA awarded is based on the student’s need. The direct and indirect education expenses (FA), minus your expected family contribution (EFC), determines student need.
FA – EFC = Student Need
How to Apply for Financial Aid
After you’re accepted to NAA, it’s important to start the FA process immediately. The first step to knowing your FA options is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). The FASFA application will ask for your personal income and asset information. The results will include your:
- Expected Family Contribution
- Federal Financial Aid
- State Financial Aid
- Student Need
- Other Eligible Resources
What’s Included in the Direct Cost of Your Education?
We are committed to being upfront and transparent about the cost of your NAA education. No hidden fees, no surprises. NAA Tuition covers everything you will need to embark on your aviation maintenance career.
- Cost of Program Instruction
- Lab Fees
- Books and Workbooks
- Calculator and Flash Cards
- FAA Testing Fees
- Student Uniforms
- Cap and Gown
- Career Services Assistance
The amount you pay in tuition is entirely dependent on your FASFA results, which will be different for each student. To get a definitive answer, you must discuss your FASFA results with a Financial Aid team member.
We’re Here to Support You Before, During, and After Training
Our Financial Aid Team offers guidance to each student before, during, and after completing our programs. Whether you’re attending school for the first time or you’re a Veteran transitioning from the military, our qualified staff will help you obtain the maximum financial assistance available. If you have questions regarding FA, request more information below and ask to speak with one of our Financial Aid Representatives!