Financial Aid

Flight training is a significant financial and personal commitment and finding the necessary financing can be a challenge in this field of education. The surest way to obtain financing is to enroll in our program through our educational partner, Chandler Gilbert Community College.  For those who prefer to forego the college education, Quantum recommends that student speak with their own bank and/or consider one of the options listed here. Quantum students are eligible for various types of loans and financial aid, but with the exception of the VA program for Veterans, typically the funding offered is not sufficient to cover the cost of the program.  To submit an application, you may click a link on the left to proceed directly to the application. 

And of course we are happy to discuss the options with you to help you find the perfect financial solution.  Call us at (480) 814-8118.

Financial Assistance for Veterans (GI Bill)

In order for students to receive benefits from the GI Bill, a school must not only conduct flight training under FAA-Approved, Part 141, but must also be approved by the Federal Department of the Veteran's Affairs (VA).  Quantum Helicopters has been approved to accept funding through the VA since 1994. 

POST 9/11 GI BILL - Option I: Qualified veterans may receive up to 100% financing for the Instrument, Commercial, and Flight Instructor programs.  This program requires that you be concurrently enrolled with Chandler Gilbert Community College in the Airway Science Technology-Helicopter Program.  This is the most common route for students to utilize benefits to enroll in flight training.  To use this option, the first step is to attend an orientation immediately prior to the semester that you intend to begin. You can locate and register for the orientation here.

POST 9/11 GI BILL - Option II:  Qualified veterans may receive up to 13K/year for any training excluding the Private Pilot Certificate.  This program does not require that you be concurrently enrolled with Chandler Gilbert Community College.

MONTGOMERY GI BILL:  Qualified veterans may receive up to 60% financing for costs incurred beyond the Private Pilot Certificate.  This program does not require that you be concurrently enrolled in the Chandler Gilbert Community College program.

Due to the fact that the VA Bill is constantly changing, we strongly suggest you research the current plan prior to making any decisions.  Our VA administrator will work closely with you to determine your eligibility as well as help you file the necessary paperwork.  For more information please contact us at (480) 814-8118 and/or visit

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Workforce Investment Act Assistance

Quantum Helicopters is also approved to receive Workforce Investment Act (WIA) money. To determine your eligibility, see You'll need to schedule an appointment with a WIA representative to discuss your prospects.  Once you have been approved, we will work closely with that agency throughout your training.

Scholarships for Female Pilots

Certain scholarships for advanced training and continuing education are available to female helicopter pilots through Whirly-Girls, an international organization of women helicopter pilots. See for more information and eligibility requirements. The Ninety-Nines also offers scholarships to female pilots. See to learn more.

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