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I Am a Poor College Kid

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, M Oct 20, 2012

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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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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 18

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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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    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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    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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    I posted a confession about this, but I didn't know there was a group. Want to know the real reason as to why I didn't go to college and still not going to? It's not because I...
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    A good college is like unprotected sex; glad you got in, wish you never came.
    smeckledorfed smeckledorfed 18-21, F 45 mins ago

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    (sorry, this is a super long post. also I'm new to this website so I'm not sure if I did this right) I'm about to finish up my first quarter of college and I still feel as...
    drkelso drkelso 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Low self esteem and poor body image is something I've struggled with all my life. Growing up as the only kid in a wheelchair in my town, I was always a bit of an outsider and spent...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I always hated high-school because of the simple fact that I never fit in there. I was always different from the other kids and I hated the city I lived in so I couldn't wait for...
    HelenaMaiden HelenaMaiden 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I am a bisexual male and found the love of my life. He wants kids but I do not. Obviously we've discussed everything. We're only 20 so now it's not an issue. But he wants kids and...
    BrokenAndBetrayed612 BrokenAndBetrayed612 18-21, M Nov 30

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    I had lived a very tough life. We are poor. I encountered bullying, discrimination, have been mocked and my father hates me. He even denied that I am his daughter and he seldom...
    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 8

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    When I was growing up, people would give me toys that had a funny smell. I didn't want to feel materialistic and so, I tried to be appreciative. After a lot of plastic and the...
    WarmGoldenHeart WarmGoldenHeart 31-35, F a week ago

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    I hate being poor... I hate it when I have to save my money for my next week allowance... I hate it when we don't have any television or dvd...I hate it when we have no money to...
    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I'm 15, I'm a sophomore in high school, the 10th grade. I have two and a half years till college. But I get letters for my academic abilities. I don't want to go to Washington...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F Nov 24

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    PhresnoPhoenix PhresnoPhoenix 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    Yea....I had a year left for my bachelors. I got pregnant. All my friends are successful. I became a single mom with 3 kids. Think of your future!!!
    UnfortunateCookie UnfortunateCookie 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    im 18 in college believe my course is a year long i really want a baby i just don't know weather i should have one till i have finished college can any teen mums and dads that are...
    boltmum17 boltmum17 18-21, F Nov 22

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    As the holidays approach….my college aged boys always come home for Thanksgiving and the Christmas winter break. I always look forward to having my empty nest filled again with...
    mik02 mik02 41-45, F 14 Responses Nov 22

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    I'm failing my class. I haven't seen my grades yet, but I already know I will. If I fail, I will be an out of school youth FOR ONE SEM WHICH IS MY NIGHTMARE. Some of you might...
    okaynotokay okaynotokay 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I got my college degree in June 2014. I graduated from the Social Service Worker program from George Brown College. I loved the program and I enjoy working in my field. :)
    Zari93 Zari93 18-21 Nov 23

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    I can't do this. I didn't ever expect to love college but neither did I expect to hate it with everything left of my soul. I feel insulted by the elementary level requirements...
    VeronaVignette VeronaVignette 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    I moved away from my parents last year at the age of eighteen. I moved to the town that my bff lives in. Basically I went to college for a couple semesters there and decided I...
    chelsieshay2626 chelsieshay2626 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Last night, I was with my friends and saw a friend of mine from college. I haven't seen him for years. As the years pass by, we miss our college days; maybe the best days of our...
    tudaisies tudaisies 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    cause the billionaires are chilling at the bars. https://criticl.me/post/how-poor-will-save-world-again-1209
    carloslara7 carloslara7 31-35, M Nov 23

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    Not really poor body image as much as low self esteem. I can not talk to a pretty girl to save my life. I get all light headed then think its a waste since they'll just tell me to...
    whoscarlo5 whoscarlo5 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I recently started thinking back to how crazy my upbringing was. my life is basically a movie... I hope it has a happy ending. I arrived in this country as a refugee and we were...
    neghleo neghleo 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 1

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    Obviously I do not learn from my poor decisions. I keep on making bad decisions! I need someone to kick me when I try to take control of things on my own! Haha!
    plhwish plhwish 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    When I was 6 years old my father wasn't doing well but I didn't feel it Life was simple without any problems But when I became 12 years old I felt like depressed My friend were...
    Stevejons Stevejons 22-25, M 1 Response