I have come to a decision about embry riddle. I have visited and was impressed with their fleet and facilities. But even after financial aid and scholarships I would have to come up with 40,000 dollars out of pocket expenses/loans. I cannot afford this kind of money. Sadly enough I have decided that I will not attend Embry Riddle Aeronautical University but Kent State University or Ohio University and enroll in their flight program. I still do not know which school has a better flight program between the two. I do know one thing... I have been thinking very hard about joining AFROTC as discuseed in previous posts. The way I see it. The only way for me to attend ERAU and afford it, is to join ROTC. Although I want to be in ROTC, I do not want it forced upon me. I want it to be my choice and something that I truly want to do, and not just for the money. This is something I can decide on at Kent or OU. But as of now I believe my choice is wise considering I am going to be in an industry that has it's drastic ups and downs. To be frank; I do not want to be a 22 year old with 160,000 dollars in debt, specially if I am going to be a FO at a regional some day making 20-30k a year and dining on fine quisine "a la cup ramen noodle". Thank you guys for this forum. It has helped me better than any one of you know. THANKS GUYS! Advice is more than welcome!