The total cost for the ab initio course is $44,059. There are nine payments, one due every 30 days during the 34-week program. Students pay a $1,000 deposit and a $100 application fee, which are credited to their account when they attend. Everything except headsets and living arrangements is supplied, including books, check rides and uniforms. Students with prior flight experience are eligible for credit, which reduces both training time and cost. Credit for prior flying experience, following a five-hour dual flight and a three-hour briefing for preflight and evaluation, is determined on an individual basis.