Should you get an MFA? Only you can answer that question, based on your goals, life situation, and what particular programs might offer you.
But should you pay for an MFA? There’s a question that’s sure to spark a heated conversation. Many, well-known writers (and plenty of lesser known ones) will tell you flat out that no, you should never, pay for an MFA.
And yet, hundreds of hopeful writers each year sign promissory notes so they can fund two or three years of intensive writing practice. I know, I was one of them.