I overheard a guy talking in the library a couple weeks back. Evidently he ran into an old friend he hadn't seen in awhile and was bringing him up to speed. The gist of it is he got an Associates Degree, then went on to get his Bachelor's(I don't remember the discipline.) He found he couldn't get a job and is carrying $30,000 in debt.
If I ever do manage entry into college I plan to do the minimum to maintain 1/2 student status and get some grants/aid etc.. I started applying in January and still am not at the point of registering for classes. At this rate I'll be dead before I make it out of Freshman Year. Unless life expectancy skyrockets soon.