I'm going to be in the program also & will have questions of my own. Debt will probably be a necessity, especially if you're part of the working world & don't qualify for subsidies. But some employers offer "slave" deals (some are truly slavery programs, others are probably worthy, only networking and questioning prospective employers will tell you). You'll probably have to decide what you're looking for in terms of your career and may need to ask yourself what's most important--dollars, environment, skills learned, etc. Dollars are important to us all, but if they're the guiding light then expect to bear a shovel wherever that leads you.
I'll monitor this thread & post accordingly. Good luck!