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Old 10-19-2008, 09:27 PM   #11  
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Hey there 250 or point 65, why would a person even get an Aviation Science Degree. I think any major airline pilot will tell you to absolutely not get an Aviation Degree. I have actually seen job ads that state "non-aviation degree preferred."
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So i decided to apply at Kent and Auburn for my Aviation school choices and FIU and UCF as my state school choices i guess when i see where i get accepted i will make the final decision.
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So i decided to apply at Kent and Auburn for my Aviation school choices and FIU and UCF as my state school choices i guess when i see where i get accepted i will make the final decision.
It doesnt hurt to apply to erau anyways....but I wouldnt go there.

Be glad your parents are paying for your school. I cant even afford to fly anymore.

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It doesnt hurt to apply to erau anyways....but I wouldnt go there.

Be glad your parents are paying for your school. I cant even afford to fly anymore.
No my parents are not paying for my tuition i'm going on scholarships and loans.Thats why it may be better for me to stay in state since i have 75% birght futures which covers 75% of my tuition to any florida school but they only cover the cost compared to the average public insitution so if i got to ERAU its only going to cover like $3000 at most.
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No my parents are not paying for my tuition i'm going on scholarships and loans.Thats why it may be better for me to stay in state since i have 75% birght futures which covers 75% of my tuition to any florida school but they only cover the cost compared to the average public insitution so if i got to ERAU its only going to cover like $3000 at most.
Daytona State College (the old community college across ISB from ERAU) ...has a program to share credits (or something like that) with ERAU so basically it is the same class for 1/10 the price (blue to gold program(?) Also if you get the AA at DSC, you can finish your BS at the UCF-Daytona Campus depending on what you want to major in.

UCF is a great choice in general however you go about getting there.

If you are interested in a private university look at Stetson (non-flying type) in DeLand... I think I remember hearing of a program that if you have a good GPA you can get a significant scholarship (maybe up to 75%?), also with the Bright Futures and the FRAG/FSAG you should have the rest covered there. There is a lot of good flying around the DED/SFB/DAB/OMN/EVB/XFL area for 61/141 programs.
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choose your aviation school very carefully. find one that will let you fly and get a degree (associates or bachelors) for the cheapest amount of money. do not go to embry riddle, the cost is ridiculous. also, don't choose a school just because you want to party, get wasted and ball up multiple girls at the same time. you might want to think about a local school close to home, and save money by living with your parents. you'll still be able to holla at b*tches there but it will be much much cheaper.
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No my parents are not paying for my tuition i'm going on scholarships and loans.Thats why it may be better for me to stay in state since i have 75% birght futures which covers 75% of my tuition to any florida school but they only cover the cost compared to the average public insitution so if i got to ERAU its only going to cover like $3000 at most.
ERAU has the same in and out of state tuition costs. I'd look into Florida tech. Or if you want a hole list of schools with aviation degrees pm me and I'll send it to you.
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Check out UND..!
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The astronaut candidate program brochure used to say, “we do not consider aeronautical science a degree.” Now it identifies all aviation degrees as not qualifying…not that you want to be an astronaut...
http://www.nasajobs.nasa.gov/astrona...Candbro_sm.pdf
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I was just cruising around and saw this thread. To be honest, I don't have a dog in this fight, and the opinions of someone on a chat board probably won't sway you much anyway...but I'll give you my thoughts on your question and situation.

I fly for a 121 carrier now, but I didn't start out with (civilian) flying as my goal when I started college years ago. My advice (and that's all it is...) is to just go to a good university, have a real college experience and get a real degree in something non-aviation, but something that still is of interest to you. Don't go too far in debt, but get an education that will allow you to be a REAL professional someday in the outside world. In otherwords, choose an undergraduate degree that will allow you to go on later, if you should choose, and become a CPA, or an attorney, or a physician, or any number of other things that, quite frankly, many guys I fly with now are wishing they would have done.

And....while you are getting your degree, go to a FBO or a local school and get your commercial, multi, and CFI (I). Then, when you get out of school you are in a position where you can easily and quickly move into a flying gig. I would strongly advise you to not choose an aviation program at a university that puts you $50K-$80K-or more in debt just so you can get a job that will pay you $20-$30K for the first 5 years or more. Trust me, flying is fun and great and all, but its not worth 30 years of school debt hanging over your head.

oh, and btw, in the airlines, no-one cares if your degree was aviation-related...unless it was aerospace engineering.

Sorry for the preachy opinion....Best of luck in your decision
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