Fill in the Blank. I've had a wild thought recently that I believe could be pulled off successfully by a few individuals with street smarts and survivalist instincts.
The idea: Just say you went to college even though you didn't, to get a job.
Think about the worst case scenario is you are embarrassed in the interview process and called a liar. O well you are back where you started.
Why it might work: If you study your ass off online as sites like this and this, read the Wall Street journal are you really that far off from some entry level people. Now don't get offended because your college education is serving you well o reader, even in ways we don't realize. But for the sake of argument, imagine someone who can't afford to go to college but refuses to submit to a remedial line of work. This person would have to be self motivated but you can study a great deal and try to get a sales job. You might get lucky and they don't check for your transcript, or maybe you could doctor it.
After you get your first job and hold it for a few years, your not likely to get asked for this information again (correct me if I'm wrong). In essence if you can "fake it till you make it" perhaps you can save yourself some serious cash or the 600 LBS Squat that are student loans.
I do believe their is a behavioral difference between those who went to school and those that did not, but I do think some people could make this work. When you start a new job you are learning immense new material anyways and if you brush up on the basics you can blend it.
Who wants to take a chance and test the waters?