Hi Pinkcat! Welcome!
Count me in as impressed of those who go to school with kids and families. I did it the easy way...went directly after high school as a traditional student. I LOVED college...well the first two I didn't like quite as much but I just really loved the third one that I graduated from. An all women's Catholic college. Was there for 3.5 years and if I ever win the lottery, they are on my for sure donation list. I wish that I could have just kept going forever but my parents only gave me 5 years to finish. Took a year off to figure out what to do next....I knew I wanted to go to grad school but was not sure if I wanted to go for philosophy and get my phd or the masters of library science. For a while I also considered sociology. Obviously I went for the library science. I decided that philosophy was going to be too long and I didn't feel like learning to read ancient greek.....I really just wanted to go to school until I had kids and than be a SAHM. Philosophy prof jobs aren't easy to come by so DH didn't like that idea as well either. Now I have found that I really like working and still plan on a kid but not being a SAHM.
But yeah I had it pretty easy as a student. I basically worked part-time....usually 12-16 hours a week on work study. I did some time in the day care center until the director changed and after worked in the library....where I could do homework if it was quite and the shelving was caught up. My dorm room was not huge so easy enough to keep clean. And DH was a student so often when he came over, we would do homework together.
Grad school was part-time and I worked full-time but DH really did a lot of the housework if I was in school that semester and we didn't have any kids to take care of....just Cosmo.