Well I'm your average aviation enthusiast in high school(going into Senior year). Well I really feel I want to be a pilot as a career. I live in the Bronx, New York. Lived a pretty poor life. Well, I think I want to go to SUNY Farmingdale and go into their Aeronautical Science- Professional Pilot Program(Here's info on it http://farmingdale.edu/academic_programs/pdf/aeronauticalScience.pdf). I think it's the cheapest way to get flight time and a degree(Dorm and tuition is 10k, here are flight costs http://www.tech.farmingdale.edu/aviation/html/fees.htm) . Then afterwards hope for a job on the campus as a CFI or somewhere at Republic airport. As I said before, I'm pretty poor, and I am hoping that since I'm EOP(Educational Opportunity Program) eligible for Farmingdale, I might get fair amount of grants and I'll apply to any scholarship, I won't be too much in debt(BEST CASE SCENARIO). I just honestly want to fly , I'm finishing up a 'College Now' program where I'm in an Introduction to Aviation Bussiness class and I recently joined civil air patrol. I have flown twice before in the cockpit, & I love it. I just feel so skeptical about this because of so many things I heard. I've heard pilots generally low wage, and the airlines never hire and there are thousands of pilots without jobs, but is it really as bad as people say? I'm willing to deal with wages but is getting a job as hard as they say? I've just been ignoring those remarks though, because I just think that if I'm determined, I'll get there. Now some aviation veteran please shed some thoughts, don't be too harsh, I'm only 16.