I was a single mom to two. I went to school full-time, but I also worked part-time. Full-time for me was just Tues. and Thurs., so I was able to work M, W, F. I also received child support for the girls. I never used any form of public aid, but I did get grants and student loans allowing me to attend school. When I went to see about food stamps, the lady all but told me I needed to quit my job so that I could get everything covered 100%. I got up and walked out... no thanks. So, yes, you can do it, depending on what is considered full-time at your school. I think I was taking 5 classes total. It was tough, but my part-time job wasn't all that demanding, so I was able to study when I had time.
I don't think simply by getting grants and loans you can support your family, unless you get some type of public aid assistance. But, I know everyone's situation is different.
at 9:57 AM on Apr. 30, 2012