Financial Aid for Aviation Students

May 24, 2017

The House approved legislation to increase access to financial aid for students at the state’s aviation maintenance programs including the Stratford Aviation School.

The Stratford Aviation School produces highly skilled graduates who have jobs waiting for them, just the formula the state needs to keep jobs and workers here. By increasing access to financial aid, our goal is to make this a more attractive program to more students.

The legislation (HB 7202) would classify aviation maintenance programs as postsecondary education programs for purposes of maintaining students' eligibility for federal Pell grants.

I want to thank Rep. Laura Hoydick and Rep. Ben McGorty for working with me on this issue.