There's no way I would commute so far if I had to drive it. For one, I hate driving, it just stresses me out, especially in winter weather. For another, that's $$$$ for gas, even with it being so much lower now, it's still a 3rd of my gas tank round trip, and my car gets over 30 mpg. And then I'd have to buy a parking pass, or run out and pay meters like everyone else does. My bus pass is free as long as I'm paying tuition. Also, I get can get a lot of homework done on the bus, though lately I've just been napping. I usually take an express bus, it only stops a few times between my stop and downtown, and then I just transfer to one of several buses that go to the U. That way, it's really not too much longer than driving would be.
I'm undecided about next fall too. Assuming I deliver at 40 weeks, babe will be only 4 weeks old when semester starts. There's no way I'm commuting so far with a baby that age, or leaving so young a baby at home with someone else. The most I can conceivably think to do is to take the one class I could probably get online. The rest have to be on the main campus, and some of them even require concurrent enrollment in another class. If I could go full time, I'd be done by Spring 2010. If we lived closer, I could probably do a lot more, but when you have to add 3+ hours of commuting time, one 50 minute class means a long time away from home. DH is planning on starting grad school at byu, which is one of the many reasons why we don't move farther north, but maybe we can move closer after he's finished and I can finish my degree. So, I really have no idea what's going to happen. I'll just have to figure it out as we go along.