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I am 18 and I am not sure if I should go an atp school or embry riddle. I need advice to find what is the best option for me, I don’t want to be in debt with 200k but also what to know what would be a great path for me to become an airline pilot. Also while I am at the regionals can I study for my bachelors degree?

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These are decisions that only you can make. What I can tell you is that I went to a regular state school, studied Business Administration, and then went to ATP after completing college. I found this to be a far more cost effective approach than going to an Embry Riddle type school.

You absolutely could study for and receive your bachelor’s degree while working at the regionals. Many, many pilots have done this. Just make sure that you picked an online school that is legitimate and has a good reputation.


Thanks for the response