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Christian102001
09-12-2018, 03:13 PM
What is a good school but also cheap to get bachelors and flight training? (Price)


futurepilot11
09-12-2018, 04:14 PM
What is a good school but also cheap to get bachelors and flight training? (Price)



Iím gonna assume youíre talking about 4 year colleges with part 141 aviation programs. This really depends on which state you live in. Out of state tuition can be pricey so I would recommend you look in state at first. Personally, I live in Arizona so I am eligible for WUE which is basically an out of state tuition discount for over 10 western states. This makes it affordable for me to go to UND. Flight costs are pretty average across universities ranging from 60-80k usually. Expect to spend at least 130k with tuition, flight costs, and dorms.

Alternatively, there are associates degree aviation programs to look at that cost about 60-70k. But again, you only get your associates and will likely want to transfer to finish your degree online. Itíll cost 20-30k to finish your bachelorís degree. The total would be close to 100k. I personally have decided against doing this route because the degree problem.

Most the people on here are gonna say an aviation degree is useless and a bad idea. But at the end of the day, if you are young it is very advantageous and most likely the most efficient route to the airlines.

If you have any more questions PM as I recently have gone through a lot of research involving this topic

Hope this helps


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JohnBurke
09-12-2018, 04:20 PM
The two concepts "cheapest," and "least expensive," are not the same thing. One speaks to quality, the other to price.

You're not going to find the least expensive training at a college.


TOGA9
09-13-2018, 11:59 AM
Check out Middle Tennessee State University, located in Murfreesboro, TN (about 45 minutes outside of Nashville).

Part 141 flight school, 4 year degree program with multiple aviation concentrations, R-ATP at 1,000 hours, and great college experience.

Flight training and tuition rates are reasonable compared to many other programs out there. If you happen to qualify for the academic common-market or scholarships it's even better.

GO BLUE RAIDERS!

https://www.mtsu.edu/aerospace/

FlyingDawgg
09-14-2018, 10:23 AM
Look at Louisiana Tech in Ruston, LA.

Part 141. AABI Accredited. R-ATP. 10 C-172 w/ G1000nxi. Two new Piper Arrows. They lease a Twin Comanche for the multi. The school constantly goes through instructor shortages to surpluses and this can be an issue if you're trying to get things done fast. They have a very picky enrollment process now. I'd schedule a tour for sure though. You can visit the website and get pricing. You'll graduate with a B.S. of Science in Professional Aviation and obtain a minor in Aviation Management. Has ties with Skywest, Mesa, ExpressJet and Cape Air. I hear RPA is working on something too. Ruston, LA is a great place to live and has a lot to do. The school itself is getting overcrowded. We just had our largest freshmen class yet. The atmosphere is fun and you'll get the "college experience" while you're here.

https://liberalarts.latech.edu/professional-aviation/


Hope it helps!

Goingupinverted
09-14-2018, 11:07 AM
I second Louisiana Tech.

GuardPolice
09-14-2018, 11:16 AM
Check out Middle Tennessee State University, located in Murfreesboro, TN (about 45 minutes outside of Nashville).



Part 141 flight school, 4 year degree program with multiple aviation concentrations, R-ATP at 1,000 hours, and great college experience.



Flight training and tuition rates are reasonable compared to many other programs out there. If you happen to qualify for the academic common-market or scholarships it's even better.



GO BLUE RAIDERS!



https://www.mtsu.edu/aerospace/


I second all of this!

They also are one of the first 8 schools in Deltaís Propel program if airlines are the end goal.

trip
09-15-2018, 09:50 AM
Rocky Mountain, Billings MT.

Moarrudder
09-15-2018, 01:37 PM
Middle Georgia State University. 4 year part 141 full restricted ATP. Brand new planes. top notch training. Very cost effective. Also part of Delta Propel.

NEDude
09-17-2018, 10:01 PM
Have you thought about doing the flight training at a community college? After you get finish the flight training and get your associates degree, you can work as a CFI and finish your bachelor's degree online. There are some very inexpensive online options that are from legitimate institutions. For example Chadron State College in Nebraska, which is part of the University of Nebraska system, does not charge out of state tuition for distance learning degrees. I have looked at doing a second bachelor's in mathematics through them and the costs would be less than $7,000 per year. Probably among the least expensive ways to complete flight training and obtaining a bachelor's degree.

Hawker445
09-18-2018, 10:04 AM
Utah State University, Logan UT.

Instate tuition is really cheap. Has a great program.

Pilot Muscle
09-18-2018, 10:30 AM
I'm 95% set on Kansas State Polytechnic because I'm going to be using my 9/11 GI Bill but look into Liberty University. It's a Christian online private school where you do some of the course work online but they have partnerships with many different flight school across the nation to cover the hands-on training. It seems pretty affordable and I would honestly go that route if I wasn't prior Air Force.

Jrose22
09-20-2018, 06:19 AM
Check out this website. You will not be disappointed, I promise. www.DiscountScamsOfAmerica.com. They are a vetting agency for several part 141 flight schools, and they already did all the leg work for all the same questions that are being asked on this forum regarding financing, cost, time, ratings, etc. Their program as a nonprofit requires $750 down and $193 a month with no interest or qualifying! Total part 141 cost to the student is $10,000. You can live on or off campus, and that includes housing and food program. Try to find that deal anywhere else. And NO, they are not some cheesy run down flight school. They have been operating for 30 years or more from what I researched, and have a newer fleet. Let others know on this forum about this opportunity, because for some reason, someone keeps banning this post. I could only imagine why??



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