Have you ever noticed that Labels and production companies are not at these schools swooping up these new students to get them to work for them for cheap? This is because the savor-faire needed to produce hit songs can't be taught in schools. It's the same with being a nurse or doctor. In the medical field you do years of residencies, internships and evaluation before they put you out there to work on real people.
If your music is your baby why are you even allowing someone with lil to no experience to work on your "Baby"?
A real professional may only be one or two thousand dollars more than what your going to spend on a newbie.
A bad recording or poor project affects your reputation and you'll have to go back and fix everything; spending more money on bringing things up to par as a result. A good project will stand the test of time and will make you money through licensing, sync fees and sales.
I wish you all the best but you all have to wish yourself the best #Invest in your music
Cori "Fader" Jacobs