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Program costs

These costs are estimates based on the 2022-23 academic year. Additional costs may include food, housing, school supplies, child caretransportation, health insurance, FAA medical certificate, and professional membership.

Students are advised to seek financial aid while enrolled in the aviation program to limit their need for full-time employment.

Full program costs

Aviation Science program costs
Item Cost
Tuition, lab, and fees See tuition and fees
Books $1,000
FAA medical certificate $150 – $200
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association membership $45
Flight fees See below

FAA check rides and written tests, and FAA Designated Examiner fees are included in the PCC Flight Training fees.

Flight fees are subject to change each term. Weight limits are based on the weight reflected on the student’s FAA medical certificate.

Airplane flight fees
Class Title Cost
AVS 125 Airplane Private Pilot Flight $15,362.50
AVS 135 Airplane Instrument Flight $15,812.50
AVS 145 Airplane Intro to Commercial $7,200
AVS 225 Airplane Commercial Flight $16,470
AVS 236 Airplane Multi-Engine Instructor Flight $8,530
AVS 243 Airplane Single-Engine CFI Ground/Flight $9,067.50
AVS 244 Airplane Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument $3,122.50
Total for AVS Airplane $54,845
Total for AVS Airplane with CFI* $75,565

*Note: Includes AVS 236 MEI, which is a recommended elective.

Helicopter flight fees
Class Title Cost
AVS 115 Helicopter Private Pilot Flight $23,182.50
AVS 156 Helicopter Basic Commercial with Instrument $15,009
AVS 216 Helicopter Advanced Commercial $28,593.50
AVS 265 Helicopter Certified Flight Instructor – Flight $11,387.50
AVS 266 Helicopter Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument $2,797.50
Total $80,970

Helicopter: 220 lb weight limit