Aviation Program

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Thank you for your Interest in UVU's Aviation Program & Veteran Benefits

For general aviation-related questions, please contact the Aviation Sciences Department:


Online Students: 1-801-863-7830 |  

Local Students (A-L): 1-801-863-7851 | Dianna Bunker 

Local Students (M-Z): 1-801-863-7852 | Marilyn Riddle

Veteran GI Bill® Frequently Asked Questions for Aviation Students

What are the requirements at UVU to receive flight benefits?

In order to receive your eligible percentage of flight payments, Veterans Affairs requires that UVU students:

(1) be approved for the Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) GI Bill®


(2) fly at UVU’s local flight school in Provo, UT


(3) take approved flight courses (currently includes AVSC 1110, 1230, 1250, 2310, 2450). Note that VA will not pay to duplicate credit. If you already have a successful completion/license for a course, it cannot be repeated.

Will the VA pay for my flight hours at a separate "contracted" flight school for my online UVU classes?

No. UVU does not have any contract agreements with third party flight schools. Flight costs are only covered if you fly with UVU at our local airport in Provo, UT and meet eligibility requirements.

Does UVU offer courses to provide Helicopter flight training?

No. UVU offers flight courses in fixed-wing flight only. However, we do offer an Aviation Management degree that does not require flight hours.

Will the VA pay for Private Pilot flight training at UVU?

Because UVU is an Institution of Higher Learning (IHL), our AVSC 1110 Flight Private Pilot course can be certified with the VA as part of a degree-seeking program for students that meet the eligibility requirements.

Will the VA pay for me to obtain my Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) training?

No. Certified flight instructor (CFI) courses are NOT currently approved for any VA funding at UVU.

Are flight benefits available if I am using a GI Bill other than the Post 9/11 GI Bill?

For flight benefits through GI Bills other than the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, please contact a standalone flight school.

How much is tuition for aviation students at UVU?

It depends on your selected degree and the courses you take. Amounts will either be based on the UVU tuition rates or the Aviation Sciences tuition rates. Ask an aviation academic adviser for details.

How do I set up benefits for my flight courses at UVU?

The best way is to come to the Veteran Success Center. Alternatively, you may visit our Getting Started page, e-mail veterans@uvu.edu, or call 801-863-8212.


*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.