It is the choice of a foreign student to pay it upfront. But they can also pay the tuition once they arrive at the school. We are happy to offer the “pay as you fly” option. You are required to pay at least $10,000 as a down payment before your classes begin. Then, you will start using the funds on your account until you have $1,000 left on your account. Then, you will need to add funds to your account to continue flight training.