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Are you or your parents able to pay, cash, for the complete tuition for four years at Berklee, and then for another four years to get a degree with which you can earn a living?

If not, you need to consider very carefully whether you want to get in deep debt for a degree that offers basically zero chances for long term remunerative employment.

Berklee is generally considered to have very high tuition.
 

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Key point here is ROI.

If you put $100,000 in and you can expect to earn $20,000/year in music, vs. putting $40,000 in to get a mechanical engineering degree at a large land-grant state university and start out earning $50,000/year, you need to think carefully about it.

If as I said above, you can afford to pay cash for a Berklee degree, then go for it. Otherwise I have trouble believing that it's worth it for any other than the tippytop of the cadre, those who will probably be successful without it.

If you come out of school at 22 with a $20k income and zero debt, you can exist for a while, try to build your income, live like a poor student, and then if you choose, go back to school and get a degree that earns signficant money, and all you've lost is some time, and you've gained life experiences. If you come out of school at 22 with a $20k income and $100,000 in debt, you're screwed for decades to come.
 
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