Applying to colleges is a very complicated process.
First you have to decide how long you wanna go to college. Do you just want an associates degree? If that's the case then a community college is a cheaper option in most cases.
There are also vocational schools that teach skills like plumbing, truck driving, automobile repair, etc.
There are state colleges, private colleges, public colleges, and the like.
Some colleges look at your extra activities, your grades, your sats, letters of recommendation, consider any part time jobs you may have, etc.
It's always a good idea to apply for aid and a side job isn't a bad idea.
My personal recommendation, is if you have any majors here at ashworth just to go tcollege here. Only 50-150 per month. Usually degree programs run in the neighborhood of 50-60 dollars a month. Masters and MBA's at 150 per month.