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ACE Academy Fee Waiver

OBAP ACE Academies are designed to expose youth to a wide variety of career opportunities in aviation and aerospace. Our program offers students a hands-on experience of learning aviation history, fundamentals of aerodynamics, the role of government in aviation, and the many careers available in the aerospace field.

Interested in enrolling your student in ACE? Learn more about our fee waiver options and how to qualify.

Each year, we offer a limited number of fee waivers for each ACE. To be considered for a fee waiver, students must meet one or more of the following eligibility criteria.

You're eligible for fee waivers if you say "yes" to any of the following:

  • You're enrolled in or eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
  • Your annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
  • You're enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., Federal TRIO programs such as Upward Bound).
  • Your family receives public assistance.
  • You live in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home or are homeless.
  • The student is a ward of the state or an orphan.
Fee waiver applications are included in the academy application and will be accepted only until the location's application deadline. Fee waiver requests are received and approved on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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