Paying for Your Flight Lab
Paying for flight labs and managing the financial aid process can be confusing! That's why we're here to help. We created these web pages to provide you information on the different sources of aid that may help in paying for your flight lab and completing the financial aid process. To make a deposit to your flight lab account, click here. For a list of flight labs and fees, please click here.
Cost of Attendance
Every student is given a financial aid budget that allows for the estimated expenses you will have during the school year. These expenses include tuition, books/supplies, room and board, travel, and even miscellaneous expenses. We call this budget the Cost of Attendance (COA). You may have noticed that flight lab costs are not included. But don't panic! Flight lab costs can be added to the COA as long as you have declared an aerospace major, and the flight lab is required for your major.
The Financial Aid Office (FAO) will be working in conjunction with the Aerospace Department to identify students who may be enrolled in a course that requires a flight lab. We can increase your COA based upon the additional cost required for the flight lab. However, no financial aid will be credited to your student account until we verify that you are enrolled in the course. But, we need you to let us know that you are requesting us to adjust your COA because you will be applying for federal student aid (including student and/or Federal Parent PLUS loans) or Alternative loans. Please submit a Flight Lab Cost of Attendance Request Form. You will need to complete a form for the Fall and Spring semesters and another one for the Summer semester, If applicable.
Getting Money for Your Flight Lab
The first step to applying for federal financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). After MTSU receives your results and has verified the accuracy of the information reported on the FAFSA (if required), your federal financial aid will be packaged. You may view your awards on PipelineMT. The FAO automatically accepts any grants awarded to you. To apply for Student Loans for the Fall and Spring terms, please accept your loans on PipelineMT. (Click here for instructions on how to accept aid on PipelineMT.) For one semester loans, Fall only, Spring only, and Summer only loan periods, you will need to submit a Loan Request Sheet to the Financial Aid Office.
The amounts for student loans are based on your grade level and your status as a dependent or independent student (as determined by the FAFSA). If you were required to enter parent data on the FAFSA, then you are dependent. The following amounts are the maximum yearly amount a student may borrow during the Fall, Spring and Summer terms. Most students borrow their yearly amount in the Fall and Spring semesters. If you accept a Fall/Spring loan on PipelineMT, then the following amounts will be divided equally between the Fall and Spring semesters.