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The Travel Academy makes financing your education as easy and affordable as possible. Check out the options we offer! 

In order to guarantee a space in class, tuition must be paid in full or funding must be secured at least 60 days in advance of the class start date. 

Please note: The Travel Academy does not accept FAFSA or Pell Grants. These funding sources are for general education programs that require at least 600 classroom hours. The Travel Academy is a hands-on training and placement institution for travel industry careers only. Our 300-Hour Expanded Program is the optimal time needed to get people trained and hired in the travel industry. In fact, in the last 8, 300-Hour Programs, at least 90% of the students were hired before they even graduated. We work with all students until they are hired and offer free Lifetime Placement Assistance to help them move forward as they gain experience.

Minnesota SELF Loan  (300-Hour Expanded program only)

The Minnesota SELF Loan is a low-interest student loan available for the 300-Hour Expanded Program. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MINNESOTA RESIDENT TO APPLY

This student loan can cover funding for tuition, student housing, transportation, and more. The SELF Program helps students who need assistance in paying for education beyond high school. The SELF Program is state-owned and operated by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. 

Please be aware that the online process for the SELF Loan is much faster and easier than the paper application, as the paper application must be notarized and mailed. If you  are having difficulty applying online, please contact us to receive a paper application or request one from the SELF website.

If you request a form from us, we will mail it to you as soon as possible. When you receive it, please be sure to complete the borrower's and co-signer's section of the Application & Promissory Note and the COMPLETE "Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification." Then mail the application directly to

Minnesota Office of Higher Education- SELF Loan 
P.O. Box 64449 
St. Paul, MN 55164.

Some quick facts about the Minnesota SELF Loan option:

  • You do not have to be a Minnesota resident to apply

  • The Travel Academy does not accept international students using the SELF Loan at this time.

  • You must have a credit worthy cosigner who is a United States citizen or permanent resident currently living in the United States.

  • If you choose this option, your first step is to submit a $200 enrollment fee, which will be credited to your tuition. Due to growing demand, there is a need for a policy of “first-come-first-serve” to guarantee a seat in class. Space will be limited to the first 24 students per class (4 classes total) that pay in full or have their SELF Loan or VA funding approved. Others will be placed on a wait list and moved to another date of their choice.

  • Other amounts due after the $200 enrollment are tuition ($5,700), optional housing ($1000), and a refundable housing security deposit ($250) for a total of $6,950.   

  • You can borrow up to $7,500. If you do borrow that amount, it will come in right before class begins and pay the remaining $6,950, which will leave you a balance of $550. This will be given to you the second week of school.     


In-House Financing  (120-Hour Overview only)

The in-house financing option offers three different repayment plans and is only available for the 120-Hour Overview


Veterans' Resources  (both programs)

Thank you, Veterans and families, for your dedication and commitment to our country! The Travel Academy is proud to be a GI Bill-approved school and has a number of resources for veterans. Veterans and certain members of their families are eligible to receive benefits under the GI Bill. If you have questions about GI Bill benefits, please contact 1.888.GI Bill (1.888.442.4551). 


Federal Workforce Investment Act  (both programs)

Are you a dislocated or displaced worker? You may qualify for financial support for re-training through WIA.

Erika M. - March 2015
Flight Attendant / Trans States Airlines (US Airways/United Airlines carrier)

"Attending The Travel Academy has been the best thing that has ever happened in my life. It's much more than what I expected. I have gained a lot of travel knowledge and industry skills. Everyday is a new day at The Travel Academy. You always leave learning something new. I'm only halfway through the program, and I was offered a position at Trans States Airlines. I can't wait to hop into that aircraft and start using my knowledge I gained at The Travel Academy. Thank you for everything, teachers and staff!"