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I Am a Poor College Kid

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 135 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2015

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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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    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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    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, 2015

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    definition of a college student? I have **** blaring in my room but can't watch it because Im working on a paper for english -_-
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    Kendall here again, I know I post quite often on my mom's account, but she's a very busy person and I have a lot of time so I thought I'd help her out and keep people up to date on...
    Richardson444 Richardson444 56-60, F 6 days ago

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    I think one of the main things I remember about being poor was the food. Only when I look back do I realize how food deprived I was. Coffee was the kind where you put the grounds...
    Sheepdog22 Sheepdog22 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I detest college for many reasons, but I won't get into all of them. I just want to say that when it comes to college aged women, I don't understand what's so special about them...
    Rain444 Rain444 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Everyone kept on telling me that college is supposed to be the best time of your life. Where you actually get together with people you like and enjoy being around. But none of that...
    Zzarcon1 Zzarcon1 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    College isn't for me. Not because I have to grow up and make my own decisions but because sit down and learn **** is not what I want to do with my life. When I graduated highschool...
    Gardengnome55 Gardengnome55 18-21, F Feb 2

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    I was never all that interested in having kids. I liked them just fine, I just never really saw myself as a Dad and couldn't imagine taking on that responsibility. I met my...
    Fedup2016 Fedup2016 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    shamdizzlenew shamdizzlenew 22-25, M Feb 1

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    FutureFat FutureFat 16-17, M Jan 30

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    My college life is the worst. No. It's not the academics that make me feel bad about college. I just hate my everyday life, my surroundings, the people. Last night, I just cried...
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    I think i'm the only kid into tickling in my college. I wish there were more like-minded people here. I've always wanted to be gang tickled by a bunch of my friends. Or maybe a...
    jonathan96 jonathan96 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    i am very good with kids i have lots of Little cousins they are good kids they always want too wacth cartoons with me pr play legos or play video games i also babysit before i use...
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 29

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    i got too babysit today the kid i babysit was 3 years old im like a big brother too him he played minecraft on my ps3 and me the kid i babysit my sister and my dad went out too...
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M Jan 29

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