Sallie Mae Flight School Loan

Thrust Flight has partnered with Sallie Mae to offer loans to help you pay for flight training. For students who are enrolling in our Zero Time to Airline® program, you’ll have the option to apply for a Career Training Smart Option Student Loan.

If you’re ready to get started simply click the button below and our flight training director will contact you to help you move forward in the application process.

What are the Requirements for a Sallie Mae Loan?

To qualify for a flight school loan with Sallie Mae you must first be a US Citizen or US permanent resident. You must also be enrolling in the airline career program, Zero Time to Airline®. A Sallie Mae loan cannot be used to pay for an individual rating.

How to Apply for a Sallie Mae Flight School Loan

If you want to jump right into the loan application the instructions are below. 

If you’d like to talk with our flight training director first to learn more about the program, please fill out this contact form and he’ll reach out to you shortly.

Steps to complete your application

Click the button above or below and fill out the form on our website.

After you submit the form, you’ll be sent to the Sallie Mae website where you’ll go through the application. Below are some of the questions you’ll need to fill out at the beginning of your application:

  1. Who are you? – You’ll select Student. At the end of your application, you’ll have the option of adding a cosigner (something we highly recommend)
  2. Which of these describes the type of program your loan is for? – Select Career Training School
  3. After making the above selection the name of the school should automatically fill in but if it doesn’t, select Texas and then search Thrust Flight and the school name should appear for you to select.

From there, you’ll go through a number of different sections in the application. It will require your basic information (name, contact information, address(s), etc.). 

There are a few other specific pieces of information you’ll also need. Those are each detailed below:

Final Steps of the Application

You’ll then sign a few disclosure documents with Sallie Mae. Once everything is complete our team will be notified of your application. Within a few minutes, you should know if you’ve been approved for a loan or not.

Our team will then contact you to discuss additional details and answer any questions you may have.

Flight Training Cost Calculator

Use this calculator to estimate the cost of your Zero Time to Airline program. You’ll need this number when filling out the Sallie Mae application. If you would like assistance, please contact our admissions team using this form and they’ll help you determine the cost of your program.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Flight Training Loan


If you’re ready to start your Zero Time to Airline® application simply click the button below and fill out the application on our website and on the Sallie Mae website.