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I'm a single mother who had a beautiful dd May,2005 (Go May Mamas..lol). I ended up moving back in with my parents a few months ago due to her father and I splitting up. Long story short I'm trying to go back to school. I have a scholarship that will pay for my tuition this fall but have no way of paying for my DD child care. I've been a SAHM ever since she was born and have no savings. I'm ineligible for government assistance due to my family's combined income and her father is nowhere to be found. I'm willing to work and go to school but I have no friends or family members who can afford to help me cover her child care expenses even for a few weeks until I can take over them myself. I feel completely out of options and out of luck, what should i do? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:<br><br>
PS I've already started to see someone about getting child support but I happen to know that he's not currently working and has no assets that can be forfeited or seized.
 

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It would appear I was right...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> "out of luck" and "out of options <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:
 

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Have you contacted your school's financial aid office? They may not have built childcare expenses into your budget, but if you explain you have special circumstances, they may be able to help, or at least increase your budget so you can take out a private loan to cover those expenses (you can take out loans to cover living expenses, not just tuition). They may also be able to point you in the direction of finding another student to babysit, or perhaps there is even a daycare center on campus? Start with your financial aid office, and don't give up hope, you can do this!
 
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