I've heard freelancing can not be the most... fruitful job, but what do I know? As for plans on college, I'm 14 and could care less at the moment. I've never put any thought forward on an actual career involving art, I've always just made the assumption that if you love what you do and have a passion for it you'll find a way to incorporate a career in it. I've met a large range of artists who've found a niche for themselves. They don't live like kings, but their certainly not starving artists. I mean, if you are a starving artist, chances are your art isn't that good.
no offense to any starving artists.