I am in the process of making a career switch at 35 to attend ATP’s zero to airline 40 hr program beginning asap. While talking finances may be a bit taboo, I’m interested in learning the experiences of others regarding life after training with the large debt burden. I’ll likely have to borrow the bulk of the program’s training cost (if I don’t opt for cashing out my 401k). I understand instructor pay will be meager and first year FO salaries will also be modest, therefore making repayment contributions tough until several years in with a regional. I live well below my means, so I plan on chipping away as soon as I can, but wanted input from others on how best to naviagate post training to began addressing the debt. Are there any dos or don’t regarding lending and how much. I am tempted to borrow the full amount possible as a safety net with the hopes that I won’t need it all (living expenses, housing, etc.) I live far away from any ATP training facilities, so I will have to relocate. I’ve read or heard where it isn’t advisable to work much going through the triaining, which I understand. I have considered waiting tables or getting a side gig for one or two evenings a week. Any thoughts?