I Am a Broke College Student

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    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

    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

    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

    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
    Sep 9, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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
    3 Responses Aug 12, 2009
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