Prospective Students

Welcome!

War Eagle!  Our students, alumni, and faculty are passionate about aviation and we’re excited that you are considering Auburn Aviation and the Auburn Family.  Auburn Aviation is committed to operating by the principles of the Auburn Creed – honesty, service, hard work and respect – principles required by aviation professionals.
We invite you to learn more about Auburn Aviation by planning a visit, please click on Plan a Visit button to learn more.

Tuition and Costs

Please view Tuition and Costs.
Non-resident students may also be eligible for in-state tuition via the Southern Regional Education Board’s Academic Common Market program.
Estimated flight costs 

Financial Aid

Please view Student Financial Services.

Scholarships

Incoming and current students should make themselves aware of undergraduate scholarship opportunities.  Information regarding scholarship application processes, dates, etc. is available on the university scholarship page. A list of public scholarships for aviation students is available through ALPA’s Cleared to Dream website.

Veteran Benefits

As a land grant university, Auburn University has always had a military affiliation. Auburn’s flight education program was initially established to train civilian pilots for service in the Army Air Corps during World War II. We’re proud to be approved by the Veterans Administration under the Post-9/11 GI Bill for both academic tuition and flight training fees and the Veterans Resource Center is a great asset for veterans transitioning from military to civilian life on a college campus.

Admission for Incoming Freshmen and External Transfers

 Admission to Auburn University is the first step for students who plan to pursue an aviation degree.  Admission decisions are made by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and are based on your high school grade point average, your highest composite ACT or SAT score (writing score from at least one test date), and answers to essay questions.

Note for incoming freshmen:  Students who have completed Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses in high school may be eligible for course credit at Auburn. The Office of the Registrar maintains listings of possible course credit for AP and IB classes.

 Note for external transfers:  Students taking course work at an Alabama two- or four-year school should refer to the Alabama STARS guide for information on course selection.  A Transfer Courses by State and Institution guide is available for all transfer students.

Internal Transfers

 Students may transfer into aviation degree programs at any time.  Students should retrieve their academic file and a transfer form from their current academic advisor.

 College Orientation for Incoming Freshmen

 Camp War Eagle is Auburn's two-day orientation program for all incoming freshmen. On the second day of your chosen Camp War Eagle session, you'll attend a group advising session with University College aviation staff and faculty to plan your fall schedule, and sign up for fall semester classes. Complete the Aviation Data Form once you have registered for Camp War Eagle.  If you have any questions regarding the form, please email Chief Instructor Pilot Wayne Ceynowa at wsc0008@auburn.edu.

Incoming freshmen should bring the following to Camp War Eagle:

  1. Original birth certificate (with the raised seal) or your current passport. The Transportation Security Administration requires pilot schools to keep a copy on file for every student pilot.
  2. Pen and note pad
  3. Transcripts from other institutions (if applicable)
  4. Summer course schedule (if applicable)
  5. Backpack or large bag
  6. Light sweater or jacket (the buildings can be cold)
  7. A comfortable pair of shoes (there’s a lot of walking)
  8. A small umbrella

To begin flying in the fall:

  1. Get a Class I medical/ Student Pilot Certificate before classes begin. In the Auburn area, you can call Dr. Richard Freemen at 334-821-4766. Alternately,find Aviation Medical Examiners in your area.
  2. Be sure you carefully proof all information on your student pilot certificate before leaving the physician’s office. Find more information about the FAA’s medical requirements.

SOS Orientation for Transfer Students

All transfer students are required to attend SOS – Successfully Orienting Students, Auburn’s one-day orientation program for incoming transfer students and their guests.  SOS emphasizes university services, meetings with academic advisors, small group discussions on college student life led by upper-class student leaders, and registration for classes.
Incoming transfer students should bring the following to SOS:

  1. Original birth certificate (with the raised seal) or your current passport. The Transportation Security Administration requires pilot schools to keep a copy on file for every student pilot.
  2. Pen and note pad
  3. Transcripts from other institutions (if applicable)

To begin flying in the fall:

  1. Get a Class I medical/ Student Pilot Certificate before classes begin. In the Auburn area, you can call Dr. Richard Freemen at 334-821-4766. Alternately,find Aviation Medical Examiners in your area.
  2. Be sure you carefully proof all information on your student pilot certificate before leaving the physician’s office. Find more information about the FAA’s medical requirements.