Okay, first of all this is my first post here...so hello everyone! I am a working father and husband who has been going back to school for a couple years now to finally earn my degree. I have always had a love for photography but have been more of a camera enthusiast than a photographer until a couple years ago. I am at the point now where I can think of nothing I would rather do if given the opportunity than be a photographer. And while I know it is a portfolio that eventually stands up on it's own and not the training you receive before you make it I have felt that Art/photography school is the best option for me. The problem is that being a father and husband and taking classes I find it very difficult to balance it all and get out and try to be a better photographer. Put that all together with the importance of receiving a college degree and the lack of art programs in my area and I am limited. Then I discovered the Academy of Art which is a respected Art school in San Fran. They seem to have a pretty extensive online photography program with video lectures, a forum to submit work and see other students work....just to name a couple features. But I guess I am having cold feet due to the cost. It is a University and the cost is in line with other art schools at about $2,000 per class. So I wanted to see if anyone has any experience with The Academy of Art University or any other online photography school and what your impressions were of the program. I would like nothing more than to be a good photographer (although my wife already thinks I am) but my family is the most important thing to me and I worry about taking on that much debt in student loans for something that might just be a pipe dream. I appreciate those of you that didn't get bored and actually read my whole post.