Hello everyone! I just signed up and spent the entire morning searching and reading threads on the forum. I've been doing research on universities in Arizona that offer degrees in Aerospace Engineering. I'm currently attending Yavapai college and have been for the past few semesters as it is convenient, affordable and the credits transfer easily to the other universities in AZ. I was all set to start at Embry Riddle in the fall to finish out my engineering degree but I am having a hard time coping with the cost of tuition. I know it is an excellent school but both ASU and U of A offer aerospace degrees at about $20k less per year. I am a first generation college student and am 27 years old so the cost is all on my shoulders. I'm wondering what influence the school you graduate from has on a future career. Does the school influence that much or is it primarily grades? I'd only be looking as far as a four year degree with the possibility of graduate school in the future. Also, does anyone have an opinion of the schools in AZ? I'm looking at Embry Riddle, ASU and U of A. Any input is much appreciated.