Located in Bozeman, Montana, Gallatin State College of Montana State University offers an associate degree path targeted at students who want to pursue a career in the airline industry as pilots.
Gallatin State hosts an FAA-approved Part 141 pilot school at the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (KBZN). Flight training is done in partnership with Summit Aviation.
The school offers:
- Associate of Applied Science
The college’s base tuition is very affordable for both in- and out-of-state students. In-state students will pay about $4,000 a year, and out-of-state students will pay slightly more at about $14,000 a year.
Over the course of two years, flight students will progress through commercial multiengine. Students will pay around $70,000 for the full program.
Gallatin State College of Montana State University offers many aviation scholarships for students to reduce costs even more, including the:
● Casey Robert Clark Memorial Scholarship
● Summit Aviation Scholarship
● AOM Flight Training Scholarship
The school also accepts veteran’s benefits such as the GI Bill.
Fleet and Facilities
The school works with Sunrise Aviation to provide flight training to students. The fleet at Sunrise includes:
● Diamond DA20s
● Diamond DA40s
Graduates of the flight program will be eligible for a R-ATP.
The Bottom Line
Gallatin State College of Montana State University offers a two-year professional pilot program in partnership with a well-known flight school in the area. Affordable tuition and flight fees are just two of the pulling points.
- In-State Tuition (Per Year) $4,000
- Out-of-State Tuition (Per Year)$14,000
- Flight Cost $70,000
- In-State Total Estimated Program Cost$78,000
- Out-of-State Total Estimated Program Cost$98,000
- NIFA (Y/N)No
- NIFA RegionN/A