I went... started out at a 4yr, going for engineering (North Dakota State U). Calc kicked my @ss, so I switched to Ag Business. At that point, my Guard unit got activated. I was gone for a year, and decided I just wanted to be done with school and get on with my life. I switched to a 2 year college, got my AAS in Business Management, and then went out to the real world.
As for being "worth it" YES!
The 2 years I spent at NDSU were a great time. I met a lot of people, and partied ALOT! Great time overall
The 1 1/2 years in business school, I also met a lot of great people, and partied a lot there too. Good times, and I got my degree.
My experiences in the "real world" A degree is a good thing to have. You don't necessarily need a degree for the job you are trying to get, but having that you completed college on your resume just shows that you are a responsible person that want's to better yourself.
Not saying it is going to help EVERY time, and college may not be right for everyone... but for me, in my experiences, it's a definate bonus.
It's something that they can never take from you.
As for $$$$.... go for financial aid, there are lots of programs out there, i'm sure you can get something.
Best of Luck