I Am a Broke College Student

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 58 People

    Ugh Financial Aid

    So I've always been a financial aid recipient at college.  It got my through my AA and now I'm almost done with my BA.  I have been taking summer courses under the impression I would be receiving my aid like I was told.  Only a loan came through.  I always get grants because...
    MadameChaotic MadameChaotic
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 31, 2012

    Damn It!

    Okay so I got this scholarship for college! I can keep it all four years for any public University or College, in my state. It's awesome. So right now I am preparing for school but I have no money for a place to live. Financial aid isn't released until 1 month into the year. I...
    RSun56 RSun56
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2013

    Student And Full-time Work

    Throughout my undergrad and Master's I've worked full-time. I'm 3 months away from graduation and have to do clinicals (non-paid) full-time. As result I can no longer work full time, meaning I can't pay my bills. How are unpaid clinicals fair? They make living impossible....
    TreeFrog1015 TreeFrog1015
    26-30, F
    Aug 29, 2013

    Folks... Those who are in my circle

    and read my posts... here's the truth about me... or A TRUTH.... See... I am doing my doctorate now in the area of terrorism... ( Oh and I have also written a thesis on guerrilla warfare...urban guerrilla warfare... for my masters... and did rather well actually....) yup.. its...
    Hhaawke Hhaawke
    41-45, F
    Aug 26, 2014

    I will probably be going to Toronto

    for my schooling. A different city, a lot bigger than the one I live in now, Sudbury. I feel really scared and have a lot of anxiety over this. My brother went but he dropped out and lost his job so he came back. Also, he didn't save up a lot of money when he left and he applied...
    zeframcochrane zeframcochrane
    18-21
    Sep 9, 2015

    College Debt

    I am your typical broke college student. My college costs roughly $50,000 each year and that number just keeps increasing each year. I realized that I'm going to graduate with over $100,000 in debt. My parents aren't helping me, either. It scary, and I honestly want to puke every...
    LiveIt28 LiveIt28
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 28, 2013

    Always Broke......

    I am always broke, it never stops, although, I do have a job, since its not season, I am hardly getting any hours or anything like that. So its like I am always broke, and it sucks!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Aug 12, 2009

    I feel like one of my biggest regrets in life

    will be not going away for college. I feel like I'm missing out on so much... And I will never get these years back 😭
    spiery spiery
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 10, 2014
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