Aviation Program Costs and Fees

Students are charged the base RCTC tuition rate of $193.90 per credit hour for general education and aviation ground courses for the 2020-2021 school year. Tuition for the flight instruction will include a tuition differential rate (to be determined). In addition, students are assessed student fees outlined below. All tuition and fees are subject to change.

AVIA Semester 1 (Fall)
Class Tuition
AVIA 1100 World of Aviation (3 cr) $581.70
AVIA 1200 Private Pilot Ground School (3 cr) $581.70
AVIA 1211 Private Pilot Flight Lab I (2 cr) $387.80
AVIA 1211 Private Pilot Flight Lab II (1 cr) $193.90
ENGL 1117 Reading and Writing Critically I (4 cr) $775.60
Semester Fees
Technology Fee ($10 per credit) $130.00
Student Government fee ($0.35 per credit) $4.55
Health Service Fee ($2.00 per credit) $26.00
Parking Access Fee ($4.75 per credit up to maximum of $71.25) $61.75
Student Life /Activity Fee ($7.80 per credit up to maximum of $112.50) $101.40
Lab Fees $14,790
Books (estimate) $200.00
Aviation Course Materials $814.00
Semester Total Cost $18,216.70

*Lab fees include check ride

AVIA Semester II (Spring)
Class Tuition
AVIA 1300 Aviation Weather (3 cr) $581.70
AVIA 1310 Instrument Ground (3 cr) $581.70
AVIA 1320 Instrument Pilot Flight Lab I (2 cr) $387.80
AVIA 1321 Instrument Flight Lab II (1 cr) $193.90
MATH 1115 College Algebra (3 cr) $581.70
Semester Fees
Technology Fee ($10 per credit) $120.00
Student Government fee ($0.35 per credit) $4.20
Health Service Fee ($2.00 per credit) $24.00
Parking Access Fee ($4.75 per credit up to maximum of $71.25) $57.00
Student Life /Activity Fee ($7.80 per credit up to maximum of $112.50) $93.60
Lab Fees $14,850.00
Books (estimate) $200.00
Aviation Course Materials $409.00
Semester Total Cost $18,084.60

*Lab fees include check ride

AVIA Semester III (Summer)
Class Tuition
AVIA 2200 Commercial Pilot Ground (3 cr) $581.70
AVIA 2250 Commercial Pilot Flight I (2 cr) $387.80
COMM 1114 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3 cr) $581.70
Semester Fees
Technology Fee ($10 per credit) $80.00
Student Government fee ($0.35 per credit) $2.80
Health Service Fee ($2.00 per credit) $16.00
Parking Access Fee ($4.75 per credit up to maximum of $71.25) $38.00
Student Life /Activity Fee ($7.80 per credit up to maximum of $112.50) $62.40
Lab Fees $16,252.50
Books (estimate) $100.00
Aviation Course Materials $514.00
Semester Total Cost $18,616.90

*Lab fees include check ride

AVIA Semester IV (Fall)
Class Tuition
AVIA 2100 Air Navigation (3 cr) $581.70
AVIA 2110 Aviation Safety (3 cr) $581.70
AVIA 2115 Theory of Flight (3 cr) $581.70
AVIA 2251 Commercial Pilot Flight II (2 cr) $387.80
PHYS 1101 Elements of Physics (3 cr) $581.70
Semester Fees
Technology Fee ($10 per credit) $140.00
Student Government fee ($0.35 per credit) $4.90
Health Service Fee ($2.00 per credit) $28.00
Parking Access Fee ($4.75 per credit up to maximum of $71.25) $66.50
Student Life /Activity Fee ($7.80 per credit up to maximum of $112.50) $109.20
Lab Fees $16,252.50
Books (estimate) $400.00
Aviation Course Materials
Semester Total Cost $19,715.70

*Lab fees include check ride

AVIA Semester V (Spring)
Class Tuition
AVIA 2350 Advanced Aircraft Systems (3 cr) $581.70
AVIA 2450 Aviation Human Factors (3 cr) $581.70
AVIA 2600 Flight Instructor Ground (2 cr) $387.80
AVIA 2610 Flight Instructor Lab (2 cr) $387.80
PHIL 2130 Business Ethics (3 cr) $581.70
Semester Fees
Technology Fee ($10 per credit) $130.00
Student Government fee ($0.35 per credit) $4.55
Health Service Fee ($2.00 per credit) $26.00
Parking Access Fee ($4.75 per credit up to maximum of $71.25) $61.75
Student Life /Activity Fee ($7.80 per credit up to maximum of $112.50) $101.40
Lab Fees $8,920.00
Books (estimate) $300
Aviation Course Materials $574.00
Semester Total Cost $12,638.40

*Lab fees include check ride

These lab fees are all inclusive (including aviation fuel) assuming a student completes the lab components in the average amount of time needed by students. If a student is unable to master the required flight skills within the scheduled hours then the student will be charged for additional flight time.

Can students use Financial Aid?

The program is financial aid eligible. Students are eligible for all state and federal aid, foundation, and institutional scholarships. Keep in mind all grants, loans, and scholarships will have dollar limits.

Aviation Pathways has been building a scholarship fund specifically for students in southeastern Minnesota. The scholarship can be found and applied for through the Rochester Area Foundation under “Special Focus Scholarships.” https://rochesterarea.org/scholarships/apply-for-a-scholarship/

Aviation Pathways has other scholarships available on their site, https://www.aviationpathways.us/.

The Rochester Airline Association offers scholarships, visit https://www.raa.org/scholarship/scholarship-application/.