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I Am a Poor College Kid

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 21-25, F Oct 19, 2007

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    Okay first off, I'm not homeless poor but I also struggle. I'm still in high school, and I don't have a job at the time being. I feel like expressing myself right now, so if I...
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    I don't usually mind being less financially successful than my bro. The little house and old car are all fine. But now that the kids are getting near college I do feel like I...
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    minkarstet minkarstet 26-30, F Jul 31

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    I do not want to start up college this year with a bad attidude , but I have nothing to look forward too. My classes are pretty much exactly like last year, and I will most likely...
    EyeOfLight EyeOfLight 18-21 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    i remember when my little sisters mother asked me to watch them..,OHMIGOSH!!!! i couldve killed myself! they ran around, terrorized my poor puppy shay, ate all my snacks and...
    aijmeerah aijmeerah 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I do not want to be contacted by those who are underage. Never mind categories. I don't think underage people should be on any type of social sites period. If they must, categories...
    OceanicXs OceanicXs 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    I've been a preachers kid since kindergarten, I am currently about to go to college. And to be completely honest I'm kinda of sick of it, I used to be somewhat active in the church...
    Jessa95 Jessa95 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    Yeah since I was like 7 my mom & dad got divorced. We still had a pretty apt then. Then we had a ugly apt, pretty one, & now a super duper ugly one now in a not that good city...
    njgirll njgirll 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I'm a mother of 4 kids under the age of 9, my hubby thinks college is for losers cause he will never have to call anyone in his life to come fix something . He's an all round handy...
    zjbv629 zjbv629 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Hardest thing ever! The only time to do school work is when my kids are asleep. I stay up until 3 am every morning, then wake with the kids at 7. I feel like an exhausted old woman...
    lp1989 lp1989 22-25, F Jul 22

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    I'm not bragging about myself but I've always been a good student and going to college was a big dream of mine. I was bullied in highschool (and before) and I naively thought that...
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My parents didnt just tell me they couldnt afford something, they ranted about how much they already sank into taking care of me if i even asked for a piece of gum. Im now an...
    coerietheraven coerietheraven 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    Ew!! Ouch! Ugh! Those poor little squeakers.
    WiredCritter WiredCritter 22-25 6 days ago

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    September 2012 I met him. He was teaching me English. He was 24 and I was 17. He was working as a TA in our college. As I was studying engineering this particular subject doesn't...
    Anbarasi Anbarasi 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I am 22 years old, going into my 5th year of college (i am in a 5 year program), i weigh 218 pounds, and i am about 5-10 pounds overweight. my excess fat has all been gained...
    ilovefatforsomereason ilovefatforsomereason 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 23

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    When i was a small boy, our family was too poor. We didn't have any thing except house. My father worked for others and earned very small amount of money to survive us. When i am...
    lakminawijesinghe lakminawijesinghe 31-35, M Jul 26

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    When I first entered college I had high expectations for achieving so much more in my life given that both my parents never even graduated high school. My first year was absolutely...
    dreamersreverie dreamersreverie 18-21, F Aug 2

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    I am a college graduate from Kings College in Cambridge, England. Also, I am a college graduate from the University of Michigan. Go Blue!!!
    pregnantbride pregnantbride 26-30, F Jul 27

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    *Enter Mel Gibson rant mode* I started college in August of 2012. I never really liked school to begin with but I am really starting to hate college. First off, I want to go into...
    JoeDog93 JoeDog93 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 30

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    So I enrolled into some classes . I was feeling like I wanted to try this whole college thing again but now I am not feeling it once again and the semester is going to start. The...
    ScorpioPhoenix ScorpioPhoenix 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    One time I was on the beach at a resort boogie boarding. The resort was laid out so that the hotel and pool were about a quarter of a mile away from the beach with the only access...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 30

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    The above mentioned homes is often Construct new in Perth and also the south-west towns and cities of Western Australia. They are just some of the most popular new houses for sale...
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    i dont know what i expected when i am writing this. i just feel so depressed. i have many problems, from family to college matter. i need money to pay my college, but i dont have...
    clearlite001 clearlite001 18-21, F Jul 21

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    I'm in college and high school. I'm in an Early College High School program where when I graduate after 5 years, I will have 2 years of college done and my associates degree.
    Bugs99 Bugs99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    I graduated from my undergrad two months ago, with a degree in Graphic Design. I love design, and I longed to work in a corporate setting within a marketing department, or perhaps...
    pp2014 pp2014 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I have been in college quite literally since I graduated from high school two years ago and quite honestly I find that I hate the experience. It is not the work or the learning...
    djdeedz djdeedz 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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