Finance your Flight Training

Although $51,595 – $69,595 could be considered a large sum of money, as an entry to one of the most lucrative and exciting careers out there (with salaries topping out above $400,000 per year), it is a small price to pay. Compared to University Degrees costing hundreds of thousands of Dollars that will tee you up for far lower income ceilings, this is hard to beat.

Sling Pilot Academy Students will often pay out of savings, or have a parent/relative put up the money as a loan or other. If financing, you can get the best rates if you or a parent/relative has home equity and takes out a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC).

We have partnered with Stratus Finance to offer a competitive option. Obviously, all loans come at a price, but when you consider the career income, it can be worth it. The Sling Pilot Academy Course cost is STILL lower than many of our competitors, EVEN WITH loan expenses.

From Stratus:

Stratus Financial was founded by FAA Certificated Flight and Ground Instructors passionate about helping others achieve their aviation dreams.  We know it’s not just about achieving your dreams (because we looked up in the sky every time, we heard an airplane too!), but funding your family’s dreams as well.  That’s why Stratus was created, because with Stratus, the sky is no longer the limit.

Your Aviation Dreams Start Here

You’re not just a number, and it shows with Stratus.  We look beyond the typical FICO scores and look at you as a whole aviator.  We want to set you up for success before you even apply with us! 

We offer exceptional lending packages, including:

  • The best rate you’ll get anywhere to go from zero to hero!
  • Full financing for your entire flight training and more
  • Affordable payment options, including deferment for 12 months while you complete your training AND find a job.
  • Pay your loan off any time you want with no consequences or penalties whatsoever.

Financing Available in partnership with Stratus Financial

Borrower Click Here to Apply   |   Co-Borrower Click Here to Apply

 

LOAN SECURED AGAINST INCOME, USE A CO-BORROWER
Income is required to qualify for most loans, so full-time students should apply with a Co-Borrower who has good credit and an income during training (such as a parent or spouse/partner)

FINANCE THE WHOLE PROGRAM AND ACCOMMODATION
With Stratus Financial you can finance the entire course, all tests/checkrides and accommodation if necessary.

REASONABLE RATES
Rates depend on credit. Variable and Fixed options. Option for deferred payments for 1 year or to pay only interest for the first 2 years while working as a CFI. Note: Deferred payment options come with additional fees.

SEVERAL TERM OPTIONS
Several term options available, with deferred payment option and 2-year interest-only option.

LOANS-IN-PROGRESS: To check in on loan status, please contact Stratus Financial directly at 855-301-3335.

Financing Available in partnership with Meritize


Borrower Click Here to Apply at KTOA Location   |   Borrower Click Here to Apply at KSEE Location

 

FINANCE BY MERITIZE

Students enrolled in a Sling Pilot Academy full-time program who need tuition or financial assistance will now have access to an innovative new financing option to pay for their courses, thanks to our partnership with the Meritize platform.

The new financing option will help Students finance their careers in aviation.

LOAN SECURED AGAINST MERIT, ONLY SOFT CREDIT PULL

Unlike traditional lenders that rely solely on FICO scores, and other financial records to determine whether to lend to an individual. the Meritize platform considers the full depth of an individual’s academic or military achievements to enhance credit evaluation and potentially improve loan options.

CO-BORROWER RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED

Because the new financing option considers previous academic or military experiences, merit-based financing may provide a significant source of financial and credit assistance for students who are self-financing their Pilot training.

FINANCE THE WHOLE PROGRAM AND ACCOMMODATION
With Meritize you can finance the entire course, all tests/checkrides and accommodation if necessary, up to $90,000.

REASONABLE RATES

Rates depend on merit. No payments during training, and very low payments while working as a CFI.

SEVERAL TERM OPTIONS

Several term options available, including 10 and 20-year options.

LOANS-IN-PROGRESS: To check in on loan status, please contact Meritize directly at 833-637-4848.

*Sling Pilot Academy does not endorse a particular lender, nor is it affiliated with Meritize Financial, Inc. (“Meritize”) or the Meritize Platform.
Meritize Lending, LLC, NMLS ID 1661035 (NMLS Consumer Access https://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/)
Meritize Financial, Inc. NMLS ID 1986399 (NMLS Consumer Access https://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/)
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 or guarantee 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: IN, ME, NV, SD, VT, WI, PR. All rights reserved.
**For residents of SC, loan is made by Meritize Financial, Inc.
*Variable rates are subject to change.

Financing Available through South Bay Equity Lending

 

Click here to Apply

 

HOME EQUITY LINE OF CREDIT

LOAN SECURED AGAINST HOME EQUITY
Get a home equity loan to make a bold move towards a bright future.

LOWEST RATES
Home equity loans have some of the lowest finance rates on the market today.

CALL NOW
Call Matthew Hadnett – 310-378-8212

Financing Available through AOPA Finance

 

Click here to Apply

 

LOAN SECURED AGAINST INCOME
Students will normally need a co-signer who has income during training period.

QUICK & EASY
After filling out a quick online application your students should receive a decision within 1 business day.

AFFORDABLE
Pay your loan off over 84 months.

FLEXIBLE
Students can borrow as little as they need or as much as $100,000.