Film and video is a trip. You don't need to go to any school at all if you have skills. These are skills that you can only obtain by experience.
The more you do and the more you do it, the better you should get at doing it. For many programs, you need some kind of demo reel, and you will certainly need to create a demo reel on the back end from the efforts you did in the program.
For $60K, you can buy some pretty amazing gear to get started working on low cost documentary things in your local area.
Your initial work will likely not impress you very much, but as you keep at it, you should improve.
I have tried to think of great ways to get folks interested in this sort of thing, and just don't have the time to invest in it, but I had always thought that working with the drama department of the local community college and getting involved in their programs might be a great way to develop skill and style.
If you have a school and program in mind, and are determined to go through with it, check with the following website:
www.bls.gov/ooh - that is the Occupational Outlook Handbook and it has tons of fine details in it to help you out.
Our tax payer dollars pay for it, and it is a great tool to use.
I own my own video production company, and have for more than 20 years... the industry is in constant evolution.
Best wishes for much success, always!