Have you considered going down to part time at work? That's what I had to do when I went to nursing school. Between clinicals, studying, studying, and more studying, and projects, it wouldn't have been possible for me to work FT hours at my job (I worked 5am-2pm Mon-Wednesday, and Fri-Sat) but school was Mon-Thurs mornings, so I winded up changing my schedule to Fri-Sunday only and school the rest. Yes, I literally had no days off most of the time.
Hope everything works out for you. Have you considered maybe a school out in southwestern CT? There's Norwalk Community College, Gateway in West Haven but it's incredibly competitive to get in, but I think commute may be similiar, maybe even shorter.