Daz Posted December 7, 2007 Report Share Posted December 7, 2007 I've been searching and scouring this forum for some time now, and read, well, pretty much everything. I'm following a dream and planning a career change. I have some, uh, newfound freedom, and no dependents to support, so I'm going to start the long (and rewarding!) trek into the world of commercial helicopter pilot. Along with all of my other research (talking to various pilots, companies, schools, etc.), I'm figuring out how to pay for it all. If everything goes perfectly, I'll have the tuition mostly paid by the profits from the sale of a house, but if that doesn't happen right away, I'll be looking at other funding. Some real quick and dirty digging shows me that federal student loans will only provide me with a very small portion of the tuition - is this usually the case? I've also recently been on an EI claim, so there *may* be some funding available from HRDC (although I'm not counting them by any means). How did you do it? Line of credit? Bank loan? The bank loan might be the way to go - the house will eventually sell, and between that and the tax break from the tuition payments, the loan will be paid off. BTW, I'm looking at Bighorn Helicopters, as I have family in Calgary where I can probably mooch a place to stay. Any and all thougts appreciated! Darren in Invermere Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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