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ATP Loan

Hi, I’m currently 16, and plan to enroll in ATP within the next 3 or 4 years. I was wondering if I don’t have a PPL but I complete ERAU worldwide online, will I be elegible to enroll at ATP? Second, neither me nor my family has the kind of money ATP is asking, so I will obviously need to request a large loan to cover the expenses. How can I apply for a loan if I don’t have a credit after 18 years of age?

Hello Miguel,

While I appreciate your enthusiasm I think you may need to relax and have some patience? My first question is will you be graduating from high school early at 16? The reason I ask is while the answer is yes, you can enroll with a DEGREE (or at least 60 credits) from a college or university like ERAU, it will take a few years to earn that degree and that’s AFTER high school. If the answer is no, then we’re talking another 2 years till you graduate from high school followed by another 2-4 years at ERAU.

As far as the loan goes, most young people will require a co-signer.