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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is committed to preparing students for success and maximizes their investment in their education and professional careers with a job placement rate of 97 percent and an alumni network of more than 100,000. Embry-Riddle Prescott has been listed in the top 1 percent of all private colleges for return on investment by Affordable Colleges Online.

96% of Embry-Riddle freshmen students receive some form of financial aid through scholarships, grants and loans. All students are automatically reviewed for merit-based scholarships upon acceptance. Additional consideration for need-based aid is available upon filling the FASFA. 

Direct Costs for Undergraduate *non-flight students

**Tuition & Fees


Room & Board:               


Total Direct Costs:  


 *Please note the following: 

All new students will be charged a $150 Orientation Fee their first semester in addition to the $37,864.

All engineering students will be charged a $216 fee per semester in addition to the $37,864.

**Numbers reflect 2020-21 school year.  Future costs and financial aid estimates are subject to change.

Estimated indirect costs (actual amounts vary based on individual circumstances)

Books & Supplies:           






Total Estimated Indirect Costs 


Flight Student Estimated Cost

Individual students can expect to pay between $60,000 - $80,000 throughout their time in the flight program to acquire all of their desired ratings. More information on flight costs.

Item Costs
Tuition and Fees* $28,750
Books $1,400
Total** $30,150

*The per-credit-hour rate is $1,519. The minimum graduate course load for full-time status is six (6) credit hours. Full-time graduate students normally take nine (9) semester credit hours. Tuition and fees are subject to change

*Estimated cost is for one academic year (two terms based on a nine (9) credit hour load each term). Total does not include indirect expenses such as mandatory health insurance, housing, food, and travel costs.

Flight Instruction at Embry-Riddle

Embry-Riddle's flight program is designed to allow students to earn their ratings in three years (unlike many other schools). Embry-Riddle also lobbied Congress to allow its students to receive a restricted ATP with 500 less hours than the FAA mandated 1,500 hours, allowing our students to be years ahead of others in their career field. Students pay after each flight activity and costs vary by student ability, flight ratings being pursued, and other factors. Individual students can expect to pay between $60,000 - $80,000 throughout their time in the flight program to acquire all of their desired ratings. Flight training takes place in state of the art aircraft — Cessna 172s and Diamond DA42s — with Garmin G1000 glass cockpits and ADS-B real time radar. Additional flight training takes place in the Cessna 182RG and the Cessna 152s utilized by our nine-time NIFA national champion flight team. More information on flight costs.

U.S. Citizens

Although you may apply for admission at any time, we urge you to do so early. U.S. citizens and permanent residents should apply at least 60 days prior to the beginning of classes for the semester of application.

International Applicants

International applicants should apply at least 90 days prior to the beginning of classes for the semester of application.

Flight Department Costs and Payments

How do I open an Eagle Dollars or Flight Account?

View the Financial Handbook for additional information.

Your Eagle Dollars and Flight accounts are already opened when you are accepted as a student. The easiest way to make deposits into any of your accounts is through the EAGLEcard tab on your Blackboard account. You may also make deposits at the Cashier's Office, via telephone with a credit card, or at any of our three Value Transfer Stations (VTS) located around campus.

How do I pay for flight training?

After completing the training session, you may pay for your session online through the Education and Training Administration (ETA) system. You may pay with a credit card, debit card, or with your Flight Account through your EAGLEcard. The Flight Account is a prepaid debit account where account funds are accessible to pay for flight activities only. Remember, any combination of these payment methods may be used at any time. Students can manage their EAGLEcard accounts in Blackboard. Log in to ERNIE and click on "Go to Blackboard home." Select the EAGLEcard tab. Guest deposits can be made by going to Guest Deposit — ERAU Eagle Card. For information on the EAGLEcard or if you have any questions, please call the EAGLEcard Department at 928-777-3900.

How much will it cost to fly?

Embry-Riddle recommends that students and parents budget from $15,000-$25,000 per year for flight fees for the three years they will be progressing through the Flight Program. Please take into consideration that prices will vary per student since no two students learn at the same rate.

 *Future costs and financial aid estimates are subject to change


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