I am not sure how it is now, but 10 years ago, when my boys were 2 and 1, I was able to get the Pell Grant and it paid for my college, and Title XX through the DSHS for child care where I only had to pay $40 a week or something for child care 4 days a week for both my boys. My hubby was still a E1 in the Air Force, so we were not getting paid much at all, and we still qualified for food stamps and WIC even with his pay, but they would only give me Title XX for the daycare if I was in school full time of course. And we qualified at that time for food stamps even though I wasn't working because I was going to school full time. You should check with your DSHS to see what can be done for you if you would rather go to school full time and work part time. More often than not they are willing to help you find the assistance you need if you are truly trying to better yourself.
at 5:02 PM on Mar. 2, 2009