I have a Bachelors in Sociology, it is NOT a useless degree. You actually have a lot of different career routes you can take. The issue is pinpointing what you want to do. I used to think it was so hard to get a decent paying job but it really is not. You have to gain experience and apply it to the degree (which is what I am doing now). You will find work mostly in social services, non-profit organizations and the government. My first job out of college was at a correctional facility and eventually I moved on to work at a children's hospital working in administration. My goal is to become a counselor and soon start my own non-profit organization. Government and healthcare always prefer a degree over none but in some cases really want the person to have a good bit of experience!
What career do you desire to have? A undergraduate degree in Sociology will only come in handy if you have work experience in a field related to the industry of choice. If not, it will not help much unless you decided to get a graduate level degree as well. If you wish to be a pharmacist, pursue pharmacy school. But if you are only looking to be a pharmacy asst then you can probably due a 18 month program. FYI pharmacy assistants are not paid well, its an okay job to do part time but not as a career job.
Here is a list from Rutgers University with various jobs you can have with a Sociology degree: http://careerservices.rutgers.edu/mh/sociology.shtml
Contrary to what most people think, you can do a ton of different types of jobs with a degree in Sociology. You can work in a variety of industries mostly social services, non-profit, and government/public sector jobs will look for Sociology degrees most as they are directly related to dealing with people. With the degree, you will qualify for well-paying jobs especially if you work in government or healthcare the issue is you will compete against professional veterans with wayy more experience so you will have a hard time getting a job unless you do well on civil service exams. The issue is that most of the better paying jobs will be followed by a degree AND experience not just the degree. It is not a "career" degree like "Nursing", "Marketing" or "Education" etc. but this does not mean you cannot have a career from it. Sociology majors will make a lot of money usually in the government/federal sector but aside from that can earn a decent salary working in Sales or Education.
You have to contact the university regarding the application fees being waived. It usually is waived when you visit the school or a special offer that is promoted to increase the amount of people applying for higher enrollments. Ask the admissions representative about waiving the fee for the application. My fee was waived when I applied by the admissions rep, I did not inquire about it. Also when I applied for grad school at my alma mater the application fee was waived because I was an alumna. Sorry this was so lengthy but hope it helped...