Maybe this topic has been discussed before. I'm getting senile so if it has, please forgive me. But its a topic of conversation in our household on a daily basis as its something we're going to have to deal with very soon. I know that there are others here getting ready to tackle the same issues so I thought it might be productive to brainstorm a bit together. I also realize that there are plenty of other pros here, many of whom have gone through school already and might have some great insights about it all. My son chose four schools to apply for. Manhattan School of Music University of North Texas Berklee College of Music New England Conservatory With the exception of UNT, all of them range between $30-40,000 depending on what figures you use. That's a bunch of money for most people. Scholarships help but in our case they won't cover it all. My wife and I can help to a point but the rest will have to come from loans and from him. Perhaps because I'm a CPA maybe I'm too conservative but I just have trouble seeing him walk out with a B/A in Music and $50-80,000 of debt. Obviously, I have some very specific questions both for those who are or will be attending, as well as those who have already finished the music school education. However, they are all very personal questions and it would be best if the answers were volunteered. So tell what you feel comfortable in saying.