I have to pat you on the back for following your aspirations. I was planning on going to UBI for a long time but things turned out different. Right now I have a crappy job as a cashier but I spend my nights volunteering and the main volunteer task is to take old bikes and make them rideable again. I'm essentially a mechanic (in training, there's always more to learn) that specializes on lowend bikes. Meanwhile, for the same tuition as UBI, I'm saving up to attend a community college and get a degree in Environmental science that includes an internship (It seems every bluecollar job requires experience), more pay than a wrench, and my job would support something as positive as bikes.
A local shop here often hires salespeople requiring either sales experience or just bike knowledge. I've often thought of jumping into that route and hoping to use that position to break into wrenching.
enough about me, this thread's about you. Have fun.