Is it right time to do MS in U.S?

Hi all readers,

Thanks for coming to my blog. I have applied for MS in comp science for fall 2009. I have got admission from University of Texas @ dallas and waiting for response from other colleges.
My profile is : I have currently 3.5 yrs of work exp in software industry with a secure job.
With the recession happening everywhere and worse hit US, I am confused that whether i should pursue higher studies or not. Got to US leaving my safe job and take a risk…
I would welcome any kind of viewpoint which could help me in making decision.