Cost of Airframe and Powerplant Technology

Students interested in MVCC's Airframe and Powerplant Technology Program may apply for financial aid and scholarships. Because MVCC’s program fully equips successful students for a specialized career in just one year, it has costs that are not traditionally associated with the low tuition of a community college. That said, the community college format provides a remarkable value for students interested in FAA certification.

Financial Aid and MVCC Scholarships

Students seeking financial aid or scholarships should first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), to determine eligibility. MVCC’s Financial Aid office is located on the Utica Campus in Payne Hall (315-792-5415), and on the Rome Campus in the Plumley Complex (315-334-7709).

The MVCC Foundation provides funding for students of MVCC through various scholarships. General scholarships can be found at MVCC General Scholarships. A program-specific scholarship for students in the Airframe and Powerplant Technology program can be found at Rudolph J. and Shirley J. Goebel Airframe and Powerplant Technology Scholarship. Apply online or visit the Foundation Office in Payne Hall room 220 on the Utica Campus.

Piedmont Tuition Payment Program

Piedmont Airlines and MVCC have partnered on an accelerated 12-month tuition assistance program for qualified students in MVCC’s Airframe & Powerplant Certificate program. Up to 10 scholarships will be available for the Fall 2022 semester. To apply, please go to

The College also offers payment plans, online payment, automatic payment, and more.

Estimate of Program Costs for NYS residents

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Total
Tuition* $2,435 $2,435 $2,435 $7,305
A&P Fee $1,700 $1,700 $1,700 $5,100
Student Activity Fee  $122 $122   $244
Student Support Fee $45 $45 $45 $135
F/T Tech Fee $265 $265 $265 $795
Health Insurance Fee $21 $21   $42
Tools $3172+ tax     $3,172+ tax
Books & Supplies $285     $285
Airport Badge Fee $90     $90
FAA Testing Fee     $1,345 $1,345
Uniforms $284+ tax     $284+ tax
Total $8,419 $4,588 $5,790 $18,797

* Tuition reflects New York State residency.

Grand total does not include living expenses.

All tuition and fees are in effect for the 2022-2023 year and are subject to change each Fall semester by the College Board of Trustees.

Tuition and fees subject to change.

Out-of-state tuition total is $26,102.00