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I Am a Poor College Kid

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    Well Actually...

    I think that with the loans, I'm pretty well off. Living at home (in the UK) going to a uni down the road, I have all the loan types, and was able to get the grants, and my Mum doesn't want rent until I've finished my driving lessons. I'm on roughly £70 a week, and I have...
    Kadini Kadini 18-21, F Oct 21, 2007

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    Right now I go to a Community College,

    but plan to transfer to a University to complete my undergrad. Trying to get a bachelor's in Biology then apply for P.A school. (Hopefully) I get in. People throw shade to Community College students, but I think we have the majority of real world problems that aren't normally...
    elephantastic elephantastic 22-25, F Jan 27, 2014

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    In a Bad Family

    I was born in a bad family. I always want to study but they don't support me.dey always make me hopless n uneasy. They don't care how many lesson I have learn. but I shouldn't blame them because I live with my sister N brother-in-law.N my  mum don't have enough money for me...
    simpleone simpleone 16-18, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2007

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    I've been at a university

    for 3 1/2 years. I'm in the Fall semester of my senior but I'm so tired. The struggle of the last 3 years is finally taking its toll on me. I've been tired of being a broke college girl trying to keep up with the college life since I started. I'm financially responsible for...
    SheIsHealing SheIsHealing 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    No Green Card = No Green

    I wouldn't be so poor if I hadnt stupidly decided to attend college in another country. With no green card, and not enough work on campus, I cant really work except for summers, when and if I go home. I suppose its my own fault, but at least it measn im buying less food, which...
    captncannuck captncannuck 19-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2007

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    Money Buys Opportunity

    In our country, it is customary for the parents to provide financial support for their children's education even until college. In my family, i can not have a boyfriend until i reach the age of eighteen.   I am not a materialistic person. The only real thing that...
    miss1in6bliss miss1in6bliss 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2008

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    Getting By

    Not having family in this country it's pretty scary sometimes trying to make ends meet. But I'm always able to do it somehow... Can't wait until I find a way to make money and still leave my free time available... lol
    SmoothBabe SmoothBabe 22-25, F Dec 30, 2011

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    Yikes!

    I seriously never thought I'd hate PB & J....I was wrong.
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 14 Responses Aug 4, 2008

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    I'm a Poor, Ranting, College Student

    i moved into an apartment b/c it was close by school and work... but i was stupid b/c the apt. costs nearly 2/3 of my monthly rent, not to mention things i need like food:phone:etc. i have been trying to get out of the lease b/c recently a more affordable apt. place opened up...
    lookinggood4you lookinggood4you 19-21, F Aug 30, 2007

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    AND I Have to Appeal My Financial Dependency

    INTRO: I'm a poor criminal law and folklore, I'm receiving nothing but grief from a selfish "guardian", and I haven't set foot on that property in nearly 2 years.    To make things quick, I have to apply for FAFSA aka the lifeforce of most college educations...
    hae hae 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 16, 2009

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    Tuition Reimbursement!!

    Ok! I started my college degree when I worked for Verizon Wireless, and my recommedation to everyone who like me is in college - is to go work for Verizon Wireless if you can! Full time they give you 8,000 annually tuition reimbursement with no strings attached...
    mirage0egarim mirage0egarim 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2008

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    Hungry and Tired

    Well, obviously I'm pretty much broke and in school. I live in a closet-sized aparmtment with one other person and work a part time job in the heat of Phoenix just so I can pay to live in my over-priced closet with a leaky toilet. This week is the first time in about a year...
    Captainwinky Captainwinky 22-25, F Sep 6, 2007

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    An Impecunious Collegiate Meal

    I kid you not, this is a picture of one of my meals last week:    
    zeligocity zeligocity 22-25, M 6 Responses Aug 3, 2008

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    Not Anymore

    When i was in college i couldnt even afford my dinner!! I couldnt get a job as my college was pretty far away so i was out of town from 7:45 - 6:30 N after all the college work i was doing i was just to knackered!!! Most days i wasnt given money for food n i once shared...
    sazead sazead 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2007

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    Paying Til I Die

    i am doing collage all on student loans.  over $100k at this point and just took another $20k for stuff... bills, bills, and bills.....  I'm never going to get them paid off, i swear, but its better then not going to school.... i just have to get a good job when I'm...
    destiny420 destiny420 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 3, 2008

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    So Poor I Had To Drop Out

    Only had one semester of college. Be fortunate your even in college, folks
    FortyTheRapper FortyTheRapper 22-25, M Oct 20, 2012

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    Dosent Help That Im Jobless

    But with the help of my dad who lets me stay at home for free, im able to make it through. He also gives me gas money. The problem will be if i decide to go off to law school afterwords... thats when the struggling will realy begin >_> **UPDATE** I have a job but the pay is...
    Krie Krie 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 31, 2010

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    Loans

    Well, I created this group to see if there were others like me and its comforting to know that there are other poor college kids out there! I am very fortunate to be going to a great University, however, its costing me a great chunk of change. I am the first out my family to go...
    YellowstoneLady YellowstoneLady 21-25, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2007

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    Gonna Get Poorer-er

    I'm about to put myself in some major debt. The government sucks, the state sucks, cuz federal and state aid barely even scrape tuition. I am going to transfer to 2nd best art school in the nation.. $29,000 a year... thank GOD I'm only going for a year and a half. Me and my...
    sweetnightmare sweetnightmare 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2007

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    Bob Duggan is an passionate sportsperson and has been all his life. He matured in San Jose and attended St. Francis Senior high school in Mountain View where he played...
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    My mom often told me (and my siblings) a story that went something like this. When you (me) were born your father was so proud. he came into the hospital room and held you for a...
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    Bob Duggan is an avid sportsperson and has been all his life. He matured in San Jose and attended St. Francis Senior high school in Mountain View where he played basketball. He...
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    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
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    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
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    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
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    Bob Duggan is an devoted sportsperson and has actually been all his life. He grew up in San Jose and went to St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball...
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    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
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    Bob Duggan is an avid sportsman and has been all his life. He matured in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. He likewise...
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    I am a non-traditional student at the local community college, that means I am old and have children. I'm a good student because I really want to be there more than the kids who...
    SheilaSmirks SheilaSmirks 41-45, T Jan 6

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    I want to go to university so bad. No, I don't want to deal with sleepless nights and going through overwhelming stress but I just want to get out of high school. I'm tired of...
    IntrovertedKat IntrovertedKat 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I'm a full-time college student and have just started working in a field related to my degree plan. That gives me hope for higher pay in the years to come, but until then, I'm...
    Doviov Doviov 41-45, T 1 Response Jan 15

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    I remember what those days were like so clearly... I believe it taught me to appreciate more what I have now... Back at one time their were about twelve of us living in a one room...
    QuietWriter QuietWriter 70+, F 1 day ago

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    i dropped out of college for many reasons. it was too exspensive, i had a kid and i dont have a car so it was hard getting there and back.
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F Dec 26, 2014

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    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
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    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
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    He grew up in San Jose and went to St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
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    Bob Duggan is an passionate sportsperson and has been all his life. He matured in San Jose and attended St. Francis Senior high school in Mountain View where he played...
    Willsam936i7gv1 Willsam936i7gv1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    He grew up in San Jose and attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. At the University of California in Santa Barbara, he played intramural...
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    Bob Duggan is an passionate sportsman and has actually been all his life. He grew up in San Jose and went to St. Francis Secondary school in Mountain View where he played...
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    The Police scared me when I was a kid . But at 16 I decided I wanted to be a copper . So I did a Police Cadets course at The 6th form college . The Police can get involved in any...
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    Whenever people call this nation great. That's only if you are rich and get paid above a five figure sallery. All the real work is done by men and woman of all ages and races, who...
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    This is my graduation picture from college, and this was taken on the first days of 2014. Besides my diploma, this is one of the proofs that I completed five years of studying...
    denkenistdanken denkenistdanken 22-25, M Dec 27, 2014

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    Typical good student, worked hard in high school, completed my college apps, just wanted to get out of high school. I wanted to be with people who actually wanted to work hard and...
    nondiscrim nondiscrim 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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