Proximity is Key
Whether you’re relocating from out of state to attend flight school or are local to the area, you’ll definitely need a place to live. When scouting out your options, there are many things to consider from amenities and policies, to of course, location and cost. However, the most important of these is location. Proximity is key — not to local hotspots, but to your campus. Beneficially, AeroGuard provides student housing options within five miles of our Phoenix, Arizona; Austin, Texas; and Fort Myers, Florida campuses.
Why is this so important? Nobody enjoys a long, traffic-ridden commute to get to where they need to go. Proximity to campus is more than just avoiding the hassles of highway congestion. In fact, it’s extremely important to your academic progress as a student pilot. AeroGuard’s accelerated training programs require student pilots to be available for training 6 days per week, 10 hours per day. Every day at 6 p.m., student pilots are provided their schedule for the following day. In addition to scheduled missions, they’re expected to reserve the remainder of the 10-hour time block for studying. The student’s 6th day may be used to cover extra missions as needed. If another student’s flight gets cancelled, you could be contacted at a moment’s notice and be given the opportunity to complete a mission in their place. If you’re not close to the campus, you could lose out on that crucial opportunity. Furthermore, there’s another important piece to the puzzle! The days are long, so it’s crucial that student pilots also get an appropriate amount of rest before the next scheduled mission. The closer you are to campus, the quicker you can arrive home and catch up on some much-needed sleep.
Whether you choose one of AeroGuard’s student housing options or find housing on your own, keep in mind that proximity to your campus is an incredibly important part of your training.
Housing and Living Stipends
As mentioned previously, AeroGuard’s accelerated training programs require a student’s full-time commitment. Many have asked, “can I still have a job while in flight school”? Unfortunately, the answer is no. So how will bills get paid? AeroGuard has worked diligently with their loan partners to find a solution for students. While some students choose to save up a cash fund to cover their living expenses during training, others have taken advantage of AeroGuard’s housing and living stipends. Though student housing is not available at every AeroGuard campus, each student can take a housing and living stipend as part of their financing, allowing them to cover their monthly room and board as well as additional living expenses. This stipend can be financed through your loan to cover up to 12 months of expenses and is paid out to the students on a monthly basis. The amount students can finance is based on the campus location and bank approval.
AeroGuard’s Student Housing
AeroGuard offers student housing at our campuses in Phoenix, AZ, Austin, TX and Fort Myers, FL. In AeroGuard’s student housing options, students can live a dorm lifestyle with other student pilot roommates from their campus. This is a great way to not only get familiar with other students at the campus and create friendly relationships, but to find great study partners. The apartments come furnished and are close in proximity to the campus with two students to a room. The monthly rent is fixed with all utilities included. Depending on where you are in your training and how much time you’ll have left to complete your certifications, AeroGuard’s housing can be leased in either 6-month or 12-month terms to best suit your needs.
The apartment amenities available to students will vary depending on the campus and apartment complex they are assigned to. However, many common amenities may include:
- Fitness center
- Wireless internet
- BBQ/Picnic areas
- Outdoor fire pits
- Walk-in closets
- And more!