Financial Aid FAQs

Answers to the financial aid questions asked most frequently by our prospective students.

If you still have other questions not answered in this section, or elsewhere in Embry-Riddle's Financial Aid information, please contact us and we'll be happy to assist you.

You can search for scholarships from outside sources that fit your profile. Visit our Resources page to find links to several free scholarships search services on the web. Simply answer a few questions and then you'll be given a list of scholarships of which you may be eligible to receive. The best part of this service is that the database is updated regularly, and your list gets updated when new scholarships that fit your profile are added.

We also maintain a list of scholarships of interest to Embry-Riddle students, including all of the scholarships offered to students by the University, as well as a listing of aviation-oriented scholarships. In addition to being offered online, this list is included in each information packet that we send. To request an information packet, contact us.

Your cost will vary slightly by academic program (note: students pursuing a degree program requiring flight training will have additional costs), but you will find that Embry-Riddle is by far one of the most affordable private universities for aviation/aerospace education. See estimated student costs of attendance.

Keep in mind, just because a private university costs more than a public state university, it doesn't necessarily mean you will pay more out of your pocket. Schools that cost more are authorized to award higher amounts of financial assistance. So your out-of-pocket cost could be the same, or even less.

There is no maximum income level. Your need for financial assistance is determined by many different factors, such as the number of people in your family and how many of those are in college. Additionally, there are many different financial aid programs to assist students at all income levels. The best way to find out what you might qualify for is to apply using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The cost for taking flight training is a part of several different degree programs at the University, and, as such, you can receive financial assistance to help cover your cost in this area. The majority of students receiving financial aid and pursuing a degree program requiring flight training find it necessary to consider borrowing from a couple of different loan programs. Careful budgeting of your costs in these programs is a worthwhile effort to ensure your success.