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I Am a Poor College Kid

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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 18-21, M Oct 20, 2012

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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 19-21, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, M 1 Response Mar 31, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 Oct 19, 2007

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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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    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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    I start community college tomorrow with my bestfriend Raelyn and idk what to expect of it Ik nothing's going to happen on the first day but just in general like Should I act...
    Vaughn37 Vaughn37 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I wish I could do college over again. My whole life I played sports. I went to a good catholic high school met a wonderful girl my junior year and received a scholarship to play...
    LifeChanges123 LifeChanges123 22-25, M Aug 21

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    My mom & dad got separated when I was 7. My dad is sort of rich. Not RICH, but he's comfortable. He still lives in an apartment but that's b/c he wants to (his parents own it). I...
    njgirll njgirll 16-17, F Aug 23

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    I'm not going to let other people mess up my experience, but I really really strongly dislike majority of the people at my college. They're all ignorant, disrespectful, immature...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I'm sick of living in same town and in same stifling suffocating and narrow minded region and area. and I hate running into people I knew when I was a kid from school! I ran into...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I've started college last Wednesday and I love it I've made new friends and even some "popular?" Kids from my highschool I'm cool with College rocks and even though I've been...
    Vaughn37 Vaughn37 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    I always knew I was different from other little girls. I hated baby dolls, I never wanted to play "mommy" and when I heard babies in restaurants screaming their heads off I wanted...
    missbellelettres missbellelettres 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 10

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    Nobody gets this. I share this with others and they respond "me too". Then they start talking about college or studying abroad or being in high school sports. And I'm like NO! My...
    poorwhitetrash poorwhitetrash 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    mengqingli79 mengqingli79 31-35, F Aug 21

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    Today is my oldest's 23 is my oldest's birthday. A flood of memories that can accurately be called wonderful come to mind--his birth, my first diaper change, his joy at age 3 when...
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I survived my son leaving. Well it is hard to believe that my son left to go to college in 2011. Then, I thought I would die. I am happy to say that he will be graduating next May...
    girlygirl036 girlygirl036 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    My parents divorced and my dad got custody of me, but still had to pay my mom child support (!). So for about 10 years we were pretty poor. Now we weren't as poor as most others...
    coverallfan coverallfan 41-45, M a week ago

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    Simple fix-make every parent go through the same screening that adoptive parents go through.If you're too poor,don't have stability, a good job etc.then you need to get a state...
    jjb6560 jjb6560 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    Where have Parents priorities gone? Look at the rise in juvenile crime, the attitudes of Children towards their Adult peers have become almost like a role reversal but with the...
    CarcinogenicCacti CarcinogenicCacti 31-35, F 9 Responses Aug 30

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    So today marks a month that I have been in college and I'm dreading every day of it. Going into college, I expected it to be a fun and amazing experience because of all the stories...
    smsco smsco 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I am a 13 year old boy with a mom dad and a brother and I'm not really sure if I'm poor or not. So we live in a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment but we have a big nice tv in the...
    Soccerlover17 Soccerlover17 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 12

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    ...rather than be a rich materialistic person who thinks that they own the world and can get away from whatever crime they've done. I've never been extremely poor, we still can...
    jayshade jayshade 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I wonder if all the time I put in reading the textbook is even worth it. Going to school, attending the class, and going back home from school gets so boring. I sometimes...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I have two adult daughters. Both of them are in a religion that is very harsh and is tearing our family apart. All of the 4 grandchildren have left them because if the overly...
    Ladyozzy Ladyozzy 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    Freddieqk2494 Freddieqk2494 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    The past year of my life has been the craziest experience of my life. I finished college, met the love of my life, moved three times, and lost everything. I thought I was doing a...
    thidnayy18 thidnayy18 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Since I've started I'm great and making people laugh and making new friends But I struggle with making those casual friends into close friends because..... I have a ton of...
    Vaughn37 Vaughn37 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I've realized several new capabilities and regularly staying qualified by company and going Using the times ie technology.World wide Accountable Leadership Programme This...
    Wendolynce106 Wendolynce106 31-35, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I didnt want to go to a 4-year college from the get go. When i graduated from high school back in 2012, i decided that i wanted to go to a community college called Los Medanos...
    JMGEARTHTHINKER JMGEARTHTHINKER 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Hello, I'm here to share my story about my college/university whatever you call it. I study in MIT, Pune (not the Massachusetts lol). I study Computer Science major (why I choose...
    shinigami5an shinigami5an 16-17, M Sep 11

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    I'm currently a freshman in college and I really dislike it. It's only been a month and I'm still trying to figure out why people say it's going to be "some of the best years of...
    marialadelbarrio marialadelbarrio 18-21, M 21 hrs ago

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    today , society will use you as a slave if you're a poor man , well i had to stop going to school since i have no one to support me or fund me i travled illegaly to europe and im...
    calimaro calimaro 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 27

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    Just finished my first day of college today. It's been super busy but I love my classes and the whole experience of being a college student.
    lindsaypaige96 lindsaypaige96 18-21, F Aug 20

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    This college work is no joke. When I was in high school a teachers syllabus was like 2 pages. Now I have teachers in college who have syllabi 13 pages long. Ughhhhhh I can feel the...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    My boyfriend left for college on thursday. The first and second day were alright. We've always been really protective over eachother and get jealous when the other is around the...
    Rachelmtate Rachelmtate 16-17, F Aug 24

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    So on my first day of college my professor made a joke about ****... Yep, I'm in college alright lol
    FuSoYa FuSoYa 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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