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International student who wants to be a pilot

Hello, I am an international student from South Korea, and I really want to be an ATP. I do speak fluent English, but the courses all of the pilot academy has to offer are very expensive, and I don’t have enough money to be able to take the required courses in order to be a pilot. What do I do?

Eony,

Unfortunately, financial obstacles are one of the biggest barriers that people face. You can apply for a loan, but to attend school in the US you will need a co-signer who is either a US citizen or a permanent US resident. If that is not available to you then my next suggestion is to work hard and save as much money as possible until you can afford to pay for the training outright.

Chris