There are several ways you can offset some or all the cost of flight training, including:
- Direct loans are available from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) to its members through MBNA American Bank: https://finance.aopa.org/flight-training-finance.
- Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) offers scholarships to aviation students around the globe: http://www.helicopterfoundation.org/.
- Whirly-Girls offers scholarships to female pilots around the globe: https://www.whirlygirls.org/scholarship-offerings-and-requirements-scholarships/.
- USATS is approved to train veterans and other eligible individuals under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code: https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/flight_training.asp. (Students who choose schools without FAA Part 141 approval are not eligible.)