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Old 03-15-2016, 06:29 AM   #1  
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Hello everyone frank here,
new to the forum but have been browsing around a little here and there.
A little about me that might help with the rest.
26 years old
Full time job 8-5 pm
live in Florida.

so I've always had a love for airplanes and flying. started very young and i once had an opportunity to join George T Baker in Miami while in high school but didn't work out as my fathers job was in pompano beach and we had to move ( didn't have my own car at the time ).

Few years later i flew with my uncle who has his private in a Cessna 172 , ( he let me mess with it around while in the air ) . sparked up the fire again .

Now i never went to any college , just something that wasn't in my interest To spend time and money on something i wasn't 100 % into .

So after much thought i have looked into several school
ATP
American flyers
Flight Center us
Florida Aviation Academy
Air planes 4 rent

I would personally like to go from Private to commercial
all these schools range from 35-75k
i could spare 300-500$ monthly for a loan payment but all ive seen go upwards to 1000$ monthly payments,

would it be better to do my private and just rack up hours until i can afford a bigger loan ?
is there better loan out there ? like wells fargo pay 6 months after you graduate ? or the sallie mae?

any input , or personal recommendations would be greatly appreciated, No negative comments not what im here for.
thank you all !
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:38 AM   #2  
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Check out Miami Dade College Aviation program. A 2 year associate degree with all your flight training is a good deal. You have options for government loans and grants because it's a college. If you don't want college but still want loan options, check out Aviator College. You will do all your flight ratings first then college courses. At that point, you can drop out and just work as a CFI if you want. Seek out Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, or Parent Plus Loans. Good luck and don't go too much in debt.
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Check out Miami Dade College Aviation program. A 2 year associate degree with all your flight training is a good deal. You have options for government loans and grants because it's a college. If you don't want college but still want loan options, check out Aviator College. You will do all your flight ratings first then college courses. At that point, you can drop out and just work as a CFI if you want. Seek out Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, or Parent Plus Loans. Good luck and don't go too much in debt.
Thank you , looking into the parent plus loans , as my parents are willing to help me as much as they can to pursue this.
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