Same boat semo. Hell i even worked loading grocery trucks from 8 to 2 at night, sometimes later, while going to tech school. You can bet your ass every night i went to that job it was a reminder of what I dont want out of life. This was also done NOT living under my parents roof.
My parents made too much money for me to get anything other than a student loan from the taxpayers. It took ten years, but I repaid every dime. I was able to get a small grant from the Masons, whom my dad has been a long time member. I had a small scholarship that pretty much just covered my books and other supplies. A full time summer job was used to pay my rent for the year on day one and a part time job the rest of the year paid for my other living expenses, including beer.
I chose a trade school and received the 2 year Associates of Technology degree. I didn't want to be stuck at a high priced university for 4 or more years. I worked hard, because, guess what, I was paying for it. That is the other problem I have with a free college education for all. Some won't give a shit and just use it as an extra 4 years to party because it isn't costing them anything.
If someone has a personal financial investment in something, they will bust ass to achieve their goal. Others, not so much.
Once i got my field job. I paid about 700 a month to my student loan to get it GONE!!
Makes me sick of the mindset of lots of people in this day and age. Gimmee gimmee gimme. It's my right!!!