Flight Training Financing

Flight TRAINING FOR AIRPLANE and helicopter PILOTS for nearly 20 years

Sallie Mae: Smart Option Student Loan

Leading Edge Flight Academy has partnered with Sallie Mae to offer students enrolled in the Professional Pilot Program the Smart Option Student Loan. The Smart Option Student Loan can be used for all school-certified expenses.

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We have partnered with the Meritize Platform to provide our students with financing options to fund your education. With a Meritize Loan, you can get credit for your merit and potentially improve your loan options by sharing your academic history or military background, if approved, full deferment during school is available for certain products**.

Please contact our admissions department  for more information about this option! 

Central Oregon Community College

The COCC degree program offers federal financial aid, student loans, pell grants, and other competitive lending options towards your flight training and degree. This is an excellent flight training financing option for students looking to fund their entire training from Private to CFII and beyond. 

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Pilot Finance 

Pilot finance is designed for individuals in a part-time program training towards their fixed wing private or instrument rating.

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AOPA Flight Training Financing

AOPA offers flight training financing for any certificate or type rating. Stop paying for one lesson at a time: get your training done faster with the AOPA lending option. 

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Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

We are proud to work with ACPE to offer students who are Alaska residents the Alaska Supplemental Education Loan and Alaska Family Education Loan to use towards their training.

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Terms and Conditions apply. Meritize branded loan products are educational loans issued by Meritize Lending, LLC**. Meritize reserves the right to modify or discontinue products and benefits at any time without notice. To qualify, a borrower must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or hold an Employment Authorization Document and meet Meritize’s underwriting requirements. If approved for a loan the actual loan amount, term, payment, and APR amount of loan that a customer qualifies for may vary based on credit determination, state law and other factors. Meritize does not warrant any claims made herein, including, but not limited to, gaining admission to a program, concerning the quality or financial strength of any educational institution, securing funding or obtaining employment. Our final loan offer may differ as a result of the school chosen and the associated cost of tuition. Not all schools are eligible for funding. Meritize does not offer educational loans in the following states: IA, IN, KY, ME, MI, ND, NV, SD, VT, WI, WV, WY, PR. All rights reserved.
**For residents of SC, loan is made by Meritize Financial, Inc.