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    Re: CTI and the GI Bill at Embry?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhstadt View Post
    Check you benefits package and hit the va website duder. its kind of an either/or proposition, just not both. I was guard with enough active time from deployments and such to have my BS payed for by the state, pocketed my gi bill stipend/ used it for flight training (did a 50/50 mix of gi bill and loans, plus had a 30-40hr a week part time job).

    The OU flight program is pretty good, got fairly new cherokees, some with glass cockpits, a couple of arrows, and if I remember correctly, a couple of barons and a seneca for multi, a C152 aerobat they do spin training and an aerobatics course in, as well as a king air 300 for turbine time, but the BE30 comes at a premium for like 15 hrs or so of flight time you get. they offer four year degrees in Aviation management, a straight BS is aviation sciences, and a CTI school if its still around. They also have a real bang up engineering dept in Norman.

    Like I said, I wouldn't do it again, but its a badass place to go to school if that's what you want to do with your hard earned beneys. TBH, the airlines don't care about where you went to school, the paper means nothing, its all about those flight hours. So may as well go some place with a decent program and a better coed ratio than 10:1, and a baller as football team. Norman is that place. Again, I'd think long and hard about using my GI bill for flight training unless you are absolutely sure you want that as a career, and make sure you understand the implications of having that much student loan debt and having a career with which you qualify for food stamps.
    I'm going to use my GI bill for a degree, I'm not that ignorant. The degree is a mix up in aviation management/accounting. But I want to go to a flight school to learn how to fly, I just don't know if it'll be worth the 60k.
    I want to go to a school that offers flight as a minor. Embry-Riddle Daytona is the closet to any major school (UF, FSU, USF, lala) and still in the heart of it all, let alone that I love florida.

    Bare in mind this is my plan B, plan A is FAA haha then I'll use my GI bill for OJT and possibly some flight training in between.

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    Re: CTI and the GI Bill at Embry?

    OU offers an aviation sciences minor, as well as an aviation management minor. Department of Aviation - University of Oklahoma. they have full program info there.

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    Re: CTI and the GI Bill at Embry?

    The GI Bill will cover any Part 141 Flight School. That is the phrase that pays...

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    Re: CTI and the GI Bill at Embry?

    As an ERAU grad and a veteran, save your money and go to a different school. If you aren't there on some type of scholarship, it is WAY too expensive to pay out-of-pocket. Study engineering or something at a state school. If ATC doesn't pan out for you, you will need a degree that will get you a job somewhere. A degree in Air traffic Management from ERAU (or any college for that matter) isn't a guarantee you will get a job with the FAA. It simply checks a box saying you have a bachelor's degree. I know a few people that completed that degree 5 years ago and they still haven't got a job as a controller. They each graduated with like 80k in debt. Complete waste of money.

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    Re: CTI and the GI Bill at Embry?

    Quote Originally Posted by rooster View Post
    if you are getting off of active check out the guard. They'll pick up the check for your tuition so you'll be able to pocket your GI Bill.
    This is solid advice. When I was in the guard they wouldn't cover tuition for private schools though, so I would double check on that.

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    Re: CTI and the GI Bill at Embry?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel.laden View Post
    So, thinking of a plan B on getting out just incase this announcment falls through for me and I don't pass the Bio Q.

    I'm applying to Embry-Riddle in Daytona and I was wondering if I should pursue the Air Traffic Management degree or should I just pursue something else in the aviation field.

    If so, I understand the GI Bill doesn't cover a degree program and flight so I'll have to pay the 60k out of pocket for flight but yeah haha

    Anyone have any input on good aviation degrees if CTI isn't one of them?
    And school recommendations if Embry-Riddle Daytona isn't as awesome as people make it be?
    I just got out of the Marines in April and i was ATC. I applied to ERAU, OU, Daniel Webster, FIT, Dowling College, and Lewis University. Daniel webster offered 45 transfer credits for my military experience, Lewis 30, and all the others less than 15. I Choose Lewis University overall because they offered summer start for transfer students, nice Veterans section here at the school, 60,000 a school year covered including all flight (20,000 GI Bill, and the aviation degrees are 20,000 Yellow ribbon program for unlimited applicants + VA will make the schools 20,000) Im going for a B.S in Aviation admin with Minors in Flight and Dispatch. They have an accelerated Masters in Aviation and transportation program and that is my main goal to get the MSAT all in 36 months with my GI. I take the AT-SAT in a few weeks but if that doesnt work out or if the academy doesnt then i will continue at Lewis. So if relocation is an option, check out lewis.

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    Re: CTI and the GI Bill at Embry?

    Starting September 2015 all public colleges have to give people using the post 9/11 the in state tuition price regardless of residency. Off topic a bit but I think still relevant.

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    Re: CTI and the GI Bill at Embry?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonhonie View Post
    USF has a great Business school! ANNNND All those other things

    As a graduate of USF, I can DEFINITELY speak highly of their.....business school. Yeah, we'll go with that :-D

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    Re: CTI and the GI Bill at Embry?

    Really useful information for anyone going through the CTI process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDqeT7gYXbA

    The purpose of the video is to help AT-CTI students understand the changes in the FAA hiring process. To provide information and support to those interested in becoming an Air Traffic Controller. To encourage alternative career options while waiting for the "call".

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    Re: CTI and the GI Bill at Embry?

    When I went to Embry-Riddle I made friends with a bunch of up and coming pilots. I needed up get a ton of free flight time by just asking the student if they would allow me to fly with them.

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    Re: CTI and the GI Bill at Embry?

    Embry-Riddle only cares about the money that they make from you. Go to Florida State College at Jacksonville's Cecil Center for flight school. It's the best, most affordable option even when using GI Bill). I got out of the Army in 2015 and I've enrolled for FSCJ's ATC program using the GI Bill. I get about $1516. in MHA, $1000 books stipend, and they're pretty vet friendly. They have an A.S. Accounting Technology program, as well as a four-year B.S. in Business Administration, but I know a lot of students like to get their two year degree and transfer to USF.

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