Leading Edge Aviation (LEA), a Bend, Oregon-based helicopter flight school, has received approval to offer Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loans for helicopter flight training.
Recent enhancements have enabled Sallie Mae to offer this loan program to a wider variety of students, according to officials at the flight school.
“In addition to our affiliation with Central Oregon Community College (COCC), students now have an opportunity to receive direct student loans for their helicopter training,” said Galit Miller, flight school administrator.
Many students will use the Sallie Mae funding and attend COCC while in flight training, he noted. Spring semester registration starts March 19, but students should contact the school as soon as possible to begin the application process, college officials say.