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Financial Aid/Scholarships for an F1 Student Visa?

Hi, my name is Eric Buchmann and I am currently studying at AB-Technical Community College in the Pilot Creer Pathway. I am here on a F1 student visa and will start to fly this spring to begin my journey of becoming a pilot. Because of my status as a foreign student, I will always have to pay out of state tuition and I am unable to receive any federal aid or many scholarships. I am very eager to begin flying although I recognize how expensive it can be. I was hoping you might be able to advise me on any scholarships that could help me? I’m thankful to have found this website and look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,

Eric Jym Buchmann

Eric,

Unfortunately flying is expensive and I’m not aware of any scholarships.

Adam

Hi Adam,

Thank you for answering so quickly. Flying was my dream since I was a child, although it is expensive, I am very excited to start this career!

Thanks again.

Eric