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I Am a Poor College Kid

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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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18, 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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F Aug 30, 2007

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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 1 Response Mar 31, 2010

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2007

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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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    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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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2008

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2007

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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 2 Responses Oct 20, 2012

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    I'm raising money for College 2014-2015

    semester. Click to Donate: http://www.gofundme.com/qe6aaaa4 #gofundme
    blindangel92 blindangel92 22-25, F Mar 31

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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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    I am at college now. I'm trying to save on

    everything, because my parents work hard to provide my studies at City College. I dress in second hand for the second year, but I like it now, because that's where you can find good things for a small price!... But yesterday I was lucky and I was invited to a birthday party. I...
    skibkan skibkan 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    Just got my acceptance letter from my county's community college and I'll be enrolled in the Fall 2015 semester. Going to study Criminal Justice so I can later go into law...
    MegaManX97 MegaManX97 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I graduated about six weeks ago. I successfully earned with honors a degree in business administration. I am gainfully employed. I worked my way through college.
    amberbethcoed amberbethcoed 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I didn't get spanked as a college student, but I know of someone who did. One of the guys I went to high school with had a "Big brother" who was in a fraternity that "kept him in...
    thisisarandomusername thisisarandomusername 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am a pastor's kid, and more accurately, I'm a person whose father and older brother happen to be pastors. Truly knowing this somewhat helps take the blame off of myself for not...
    Borg2063 Borg2063 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    my mom is sick and my dad is the only one working.we have to buy mom's medicine and it's really expensive.I don't even eat three times a day, sometimes I don't even eat.no one...
    Jibeisan Jibeisan 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm too dumb and we are poor.end of story.
    Jibeisan Jibeisan 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I dropped out of college during my junior year. I was working in the adult entertainment industry and the money i was making made it possible for me to do so. I was freelancing as...
    KatWoman32 KatWoman32 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am so proud of my daughter that words can't do her justice. I fell pregnant at 15, had her at 16, and against all odds and negative advice from friends and relatives, brought her...
    LadySylvia LadySylvia 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    I want to go to college but I cant pay for it. I have good abilities but there is no college to give full scholarship and that is so bitter.
    Roya1999 Roya1999 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Kid, instead of kids. Yes, I love my kiddo, and I would do just about anything for my kid. I am the one person on this planet that has to ensure my kid grows up to be a great...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm @ community college, taking algebra over the summer. I spend around 5 hours on homework daily... The time I spend ob homework is ridiculous. I had a test yesterday (which I...
    thisissamwut thisissamwut 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I haven't slept for nearly three days because of college.
    omnomn omnomn 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Started early with some courses during high school and after my senior year I will go to a university or college (nearby). I'm excited to continue my education and explore life and...
    elementsonfire elementsonfire 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    After roughly 5 years since finishing high school, I'll be heading back this fall... if everything works out how it is supposed to. Going for nursing. Starting at my (mostly...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hi need some advice from people out in the world of the internet. Have any of you felt pressure to graduate by a specific time ? I'm 20yrs old at a community college and lately I'm...
    livelaughlove365 livelaughlove365 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Dear Sir /Madam, Do you want to sell your kidney? Are you seeking for an opportunity to sell your kidney for money due to financial break down and you don’t know what to do, then...
    cityhospital cityhospital 36-40 5 days ago

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    I love college! They say that high school is the best 4 years but it's really college!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I tried doing peso in highschool, but I was dealing with so much at the time I did very poorly in most of my classes. Now I'm Persuing my passion; playing the piano, and it has...
    justbnatural justbnatural 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    My excuse or maybe my reason was to work a second job to get extra money so I could move out of my parent's house. When I separated from my husband, I moved my daughter and I back...
    orewinelover orewinelover 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    FORGODSAKES!!! It's been an hour I am trying to log into my student account in my college's online site!!! GOD I swear to God I've never got my password right even when I type my...
    MienaMena MienaMena 26-30, F a week ago

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    I guess I've been in a college town for too long because whenever I venture out, there are tons of children. When they're well behaved it's great. But I hate when the children...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F Jun 29

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    Whenever I complain about annoying, rude, demon kids I see out in public I automatically get turned into satan. I'm sorry I don't like getting ran into by your hellspawn as I'm...
    SphiDaSledgehammer SphiDaSledgehammer 18-21, F Jun 28

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    If Wishes were Fishes: FAT EDITION EP Note: In the past I've done stories like this and there has been some confusion. I'm not looking for solutions I'm venting/looking for other...
    UnhealthySSBBW UnhealthySSBBW 22-25, F 3 Responses