If you have money saved up, do it. Just don't LOSE cash while you ride for the season. Get a afternoon/evening job (restaurants are the best for this) and ride all morning, every morning. As long as you have the income to support your riding then all will be well. Also, while you are doing this, try to get a job with your degree that might still let you snowboard. You will have the entire winter to do this, so its a possibility that you could find something in the area that will still let you ride. DO it man! After college I immediately applied to be a snowboard instructor and got more than 100 days on the snow... and got so much better in the process. I'm back at school now... but due to that winter I now know that ability to snowboard will be a requirement for whatever I do in the future.