Bachelors of Business Admin w/ Honours in Accounting & Finance here, starting my 4th and final year now... doing a 8-month co-op term right now and I already got offered a $50K job if I want it after I grad but I'm going to try to break in Investment Banking or Sales & Trading. Might go to law school too. But yeah, I got lucky since that's a $50K government job w/ all the benefits and pension
so, if nothing else better turns up i'll probably take it!
Get a degree, trust me, it helps A LOT! I know where I am doing my co-op term right now, we don't even hire people without degrees anymore. Also, you'll make many connections with classmates, profs, alumni, business professionals etc. through university which could help you a tremendous amount.
When you apply to a job and the dude looking at your resume sees that you went to the same university as him he'll automatically become interested most of the time... so you may even get an advantage like that.