My name is Ethan and i’m 17, and i’m finishing my first semester of my senior year in high school. I’ve been wanting to fly for a very long time now, and actually have flown 3 times with a log book. I’m not fortunate enough to pay for a privates license, so my only option would be finantial aid for a 4 yr degree, and on top of that, ATP, because my end goal is to work for the Majors, and most require or at least prefer 4 yr degrees. I’ve considered joining the Airforce, but that requires you to be an officer, and to join in as an officer, you need to complete officers training program, which also requires a 4 yr degree, or the Airforce academy, although the acceptance rate and GPA requirements are out of my league. Honestly flying for any airline is something I cannot stop thinking about, and the only work I want to do in my life. I’ve been researching ATP and it seems absolutely wonderful, work for a regional and work your way up to a major, which is excellent, but I’m not fortunate enough to somehow pay for college and ATP.
Any input about financial aid or loans or anything really would be great.