Our Student Services Office is here to help you turn your career dreams into reality! Beginning with step one, we will point you in the right direction before you arrive, while you are training with us and upon graduation, to best position you for a successful career. Your success is our ultimate goal!
Ready to take the next step? Stop dreaming and start doing. Apply to USATS today and let your journey to the skies begin today!
How To Apply
There are a few steps you’ll need to take to apply for flight school. The process is a little different for U.S. citizens than it is for international students. To make the application process simple for you, we have created checklists for each type of application.
Although flight school is an exciting step toward achieving your dream career, there are many details you’ll want information about before you arrive. We’ve compiled below a list of common student concerns to help you get established here in Titusville.
When you register, you’ll also receive a Student Guidebook with additional student information. You can also search this website and contact us by phone or email with your questions. We are happy to help.
We understand the magnitude of your decision and we are pleased you have placed your trust in us to help you achieve your dream of becoming a pilot. Through our nearly 30-year history, we have helped thousands of students become professional pilots. In every corner of the globe, and every niche of the industry, you can find USATS graduates.
Please note, you must complete your registration at least two months prior to the start date of your requested course to confirm your space in the class.
To simplify the process for you, we have created a checklist. If you haven't already, download your copy of the Registration Checklist for U.S. Students and download your copy of the Application.
We understand the scale of your decision and are honored that you have placed your trust in us. We look forward to helping you achieve your dreams. To simplify the process for you, we've created a checklist. If you haven't already, download your copy of the International Student Registration Checklist above and download your copy of the Application as well.
Please note: To confirm space in your requested course, you will need to complete your registration three months prior to the starting date.
About Our International Student Pilot Program
“Perhaps the greatest power of educational exchange is the power to convert nations into peoples and to translate ideologies into aspirations” - Senator J. William Fulbright.
For almost three decades, our flight school has had the privilege of hosting international students for flight training here in the United States. The M1 Student Visa programs that our students participate in are the results of the efforts of US Senator J. William Fulbright, which were realized when the US Congress passed the Fullbright-Hays Act in 1961.
The purpose of the Fulbright-Hays Act is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange. Participation in daily life and immersion in a new culture fosters understanding, and, with this understanding comes the realization we are more alike than different, developing an appreciation of our differences. The M1 Student Visa program is an expression of this purpose.
What Is Allowed With An M1 Student Visa?
International students seeking a certificate/rating and training cannot train in the United States on a tourist visa and USATS strictly complies with the Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Safety Administration regulations. The M1 Student Visa allows an international student to participate in a full-time course of study at a SEVP-approved institution such as USATS, for the established duration of all our FAA-approved courses and up to 12-months duration, such as our full Professional Pilot Programs – helicopter and airplane – and all FAA courses offered by USATS.
Please note, immigration and labor laws in the United States are very strictly enforced. In shopping for schools, be aware that students cannot train unless courses are FAA approved. USATS has many FAA approved courses including the full suite of Professional Pilot Program courses for helicopter and airplane!
Cost of Living
When you relocate for flight school, housing will be your biggest expense. We suggest that you choose your housing option preference and then create your budget for monthly expenses based on that. For example, the cost difference between a shared apartment and renting your own apartment will be significant.
There are several apartment complexes near our school in Titusville. Once you are registered, we can help with additional resources like roommate and apartment sharing information. If you want to rent your own apartment, listed below are some local possibilities:
Please note: Medical services in the United States can be very expensive. Health insurance coverage is available for international students and optional (yet highly recommended) for our M1 Visa international students.
If you have questions about health insurance or any other aspects of student life, don’t hesitate to contact us, we are ready to help.
We offer courtesy pick up at either Orlando International Airport (MCO) or Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB) to bring you to the Titusville area. Please let us know in advance of your arrival and we’ll schedule your pick up.
You will need to have reliable transportation to ensure that you’re on-time for your training. You can find a selection of affordable used vehicles to use while you live in Florida. Students who are completing their training will often sell their vehicles for a very reasonable price. When you have completed your registration, we can make additional resources available.