Good morning Connors, I only have one child, but we were in a similar place when I started. We couldn't afford to put the baby in childcare. I hadn't been working in over 8 months so we we continue to have one income but now supporting a monthly tuition. I did a lot of research into the childcare programs in my area. YMCA, through the military. If where you are is anything like San Diego as far as childcare, it's going to be a challenge. Here there is a 2 year waiting list for almost every program for children under 5. Thankfully I my husbands family is in the area who could take care of her for a month until my dad moved from across the state to take care of her until I graduate. I have been really fortunate.
I know our husbands schedules can be so unpredictable, and that sucks, but if he's a day worker, maybe you could go to school easier at night. It takes longer, but if it makes it easier. www.milspouse.org
has a lot of information, and try the Fleet and Family Service Center in your area. Did you work alot this prior year, I only have to pay off $5,000 of my tuition, and I have 5 years to do it. I had to talk to the Financial Aid director because I think the advisors don't always tell you everything. A lot of times, if you explain the situation, they will try to help you out. I don't know if your husband has a GI bill he could let you use. In the Navy it can be transferred to dependents, but not spouses, maybe it's different in the Army. That will help a lot. If I think of anything else, I will post it here, I had a lot of websites about grants and childcare, if I find them, I'll send them to you. Try www.grants.gov
. I don't think that last one is right. Will post more later. Got to run to clinicals!!!