Rack up $100,000 of debt from school then you'll see where I'm coming from. I don't know how you can disagree that it's a waste of money when you're going to school for free. I have 2 degrees and neither of them has anything to do with audio engineering, because I wanted to diversify in case the whole engineer biz didn't work out. On the side I do professional photography and graphic design. Between all 3 of these things I make a pretty decent living. I've just watched several people throw away a shitload of money on an audio degree and not doing anything with it. I guess, once get again, you will get out of it what you want to get out of it, but I'd hate to watch another person make the same mistake with the ideals that they are going to get hired on some tour or by some big studio after they graduate.