In the WSJ today: https://www.wsj.com/articles/financially-hobbled-for-life-the-elite-masters-degrees-that-dont-pay-off-11625752773 The article mostly focuses on MFA grads and mostly at Columbia, but includes some other data Yikes. Of concern is that if you take an Income-based Repayment (IBR) plan, at the end of your 20 or 25 years your debt is dismissed and although you pay taxes on that "benefit", the taxpayers eat the rest. So effectively the taxpayer is subsidizing Columbia's high tuition. I've considered going to Columbia's MPA myself, which is $60K. But $60K is not $300K. Thoughts?