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I Am a Poor College Kid

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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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 Oct 20, 2012

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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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    RAT POOR (I will post the link that this post is responding to for your context. The topic title may not be the correct one). Yes--the rent would be lower because it is already...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    No fun when your kids are sick !!:( puking and pooping or both !! Poor kid :/
    sunshinegirl76 sunshinegirl76 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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    My daughter did the Hoops for Hearts (American Heart Association) and was the top person in her school to raise $250. One of her class mates is a royal Brat (and that is putting it...
    warlords1973 warlords1973 41-45, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Wow. I couldn't even imagine there would probably be such a group in here. Evolution is a fact that should be taught in schools. Please stop raising your poor children with fairy...
    janice1986 janice1986 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't have poor self-esteem. I have poor esteem for everyone else! - Daria
    NG725324 NG725324 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    It's so pointless! They tell us we need a stupid piece of paper college gives us to get a decent job, to get money. Ok, so where the heck do you start if college needs a very high...
    Tutuita Tutuita 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I hate being poor I grew up poor and even thought I knew in life that I probably wasn't gonna be filthy rich one day I did promise myself if I had children I wouldn't see them go...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    This is an assignment I just finished. I thought I'd share it with you all. ;) Humanities (A course in leadership) What vision do you have for yourself and how...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I wouldn't say I love everything about college, but I do enjoy my classes. I get enjoyment going to class and learning something new. Yes, there are some boring days like...
    WrongPage WrongPage 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I am the happiest dad in the world right now. My son just confessed me he is a gainer and i cannot be much more proud. Being a feederist myself, gaining my way till 340 lbs this...
    Zelos Zelos 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 6

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    So my daughter drove down this wknd 2 spend Valentine wknd with us & i just kissed her goodbye will see her in 3 weeks for easter vacation, but is so hard letting her go i miss her...
    britefutureahead2 britefutureahead2 41-45, F Feb 16

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    They are both in college now and I am extremely proud of both of them. They both have accomplished more than I have in my entire life and they are definitely going somewhere.
    FlyingMonkies FlyingMonkies 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    I started college when I was 18, right after leaving a miserable unsafe factory job with 12/7 hours. I was depressed and dealing with horrible anxiety, but my parents insisted I...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    My first year college life was great. I lived in a hostel 30 mins far away with two very good friends in my room. I attended classes ferociously and took notes like my life...
    BridaPaulo BridaPaulo 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I just recently transferred to a university in California from my community college. I am currently living off campus with four other college students and an art professor who...
    dalvaro178 dalvaro178 22-25, M Feb 17

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    I graduated from Central Washington University in 1978 with a degree in education. I taught High School for 6 years but I didn't particularly enjoy it. I loved coaching and I...
    metrucker metrucker 56-60, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am experiencing poverty right now. As my parents have bought an apartment they have lost most of their money. They only have their salaries and some savings i guess. and they are...
    Moon88855 Moon88855 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Yes, I have earned dual college degrees, with Honors, from the University of Southern California (USC). I graduated in the summer of 2014. My degrees are in political science and...
    dianefisher dianefisher 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    College is so expensive and we don't have a lot of money as it is.. I'm afraid I won't be ably to get a degree and even go to college because of money issues..
    makailafish makailafish 16-17, F Feb 21

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    A lot of people say that universities and colleges are way easier than school and once you are done with high school, you will be free. Well guess what? I am studying at LSU AND...
    Dhikrayat Dhikrayat 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    It feels good to type everything down here.. I have been keeping everything to myself and it is getting harder to manage but I am sure that I can seek advises from other persons...
    Zenalia Zenalia 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    "'Cause all the cool kids, they seem to fit in I wish that I could be like the cool kids Like the cool kids I wish that I could be like the cool kids 'Cause all the cool kids...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    iv never liked kids...even when I was a child other kids were playing with baby dolls and i couldn't stand them...I would rather play with barbies and video games. from the time i...
    phinixmak phinixmak 26-30 Feb 19

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    I graduated college in May and ever since then, I've been looking for a job, doing remote volunteer work, etc. but I feel like I've really done nothing. I have major insomnia and...
    thefinestsomething thefinestsomething 22-25, F Feb 6

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    I'm pretty sure I'm having the worst year of my life. First off, this august I went to a small four year school in Connecticut (I'm originally from New Jersey) and had a horrible...
    Kristen908 Kristen908 18-21, F Feb 6

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    Just last week, I found out I have kidney stones. As someone who is used to bladder problems, I should have seen this coming, but honestly, I didn't. I had a slight pain near my...
    3lli 3lli 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I always wanted kids & loved the ones that my girlfriends had, kids always loved hanging around me & I love the way they think,but at that time I loved the way drugs made me feel...