@TFC I will post information I find. I've mainly contacted schools that offer online courses or low-residency options both of which I'm not 100% sold on. I almost feel that if I'm going to spend upwards of 40k on a MFA I'd like to take the time off of work and commit 100% of my time towards the process. That being said my main instructor in college had great things to say about the low-residency program at the Vermont college of fine arts. I think the stars will have to align for me to go all in. Prices for most schools for me are the stumbling block.

@Rob I envy your situation! I'm glad you've been able to take advantage of things. Do you think the investment is worth 40k given you've mentioned you have a great job already and will most likely stay on? You're right about gigs. Having worked a bit in the commercial world I can attest to it being hyper competitive. A lot of my friends say its nice to pay their way with photography but become consumed with running a business.

Thanks again for the advice, I'll continue to post as I find things.