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I Am a Poor College Kid

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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 18-21, M Oct 20, 2012

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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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So I suppose I would just like to see if there others out there who feel similarly or can understand because there are very few around me who do and it makes me doubtful of my...
    boley1501 boley1501 22-25, F 22 Responses Oct 9

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    I hate my College Course but this is my only choice. We are only poor and if I begged to get the course I really want, my parents will be going to be in distress because they can't...
    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    I'm sick of working dead end jobs, and then let being go because they are downsizing. I have my Bachelor's, graduated with Honors and am taking fully online classes for my Masters...
    bsparrot bsparrot 22-25 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world As World Economic Forum starts in Davos, development charity claims growing inequality has been driven by 'power...
    sogdianrock sogdianrock 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 2

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    The claim caretaker is such a jerk. Reported him to see if he was evil. Claims Christian. Claims helpful. But fleeces moneyed. And bullies any who are poor...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 29

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    A college degree no longer has true meaning, or intrinsic value. A college degree does not mean what it used to mean; it does not hold the same weight. Looking back 40 years ago or...
    TheOrganicOne TheOrganicOne 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    We had to continually get food parcels. Which were always expired food and lots of instant desserts and stuff you could never make a meal out of. We survived on bargain deals and...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 3 Responses Oct 14

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    I am so ******* sick of seeing child abuse every time I turn on the news! Who the hell can harm their child, or kill their child. It also sickens me all these poor underage women...
    nursingstudentxo nursingstudentxo 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    In my country we have a national "contest" where we choose 6 universities/courses or just one course in 6 universities and so on and it's devide in 3 phases. I have never thought...
    angiestones angiestones 18-21, F Oct 3

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    Fiscally. Sitting in the dark on my phone. Virtually homeless. Wondering. Why are humans divided. Why does racism exist. Why do religions battle if their god is...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I am a freshman in college and don't know what to do. I am doing well in my classes and making friends and trying to be social. I just feel like I am not myself here. I come out of...
    julielevin julielevin 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I really get flustered when I see the obese women with some sort of "meaningful" tattoo(s) and half a dozen Undisciplined flesh sack children scampering around the mothership...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 8

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    Finishing college has been the main goal in my like for a while now. When I graduated in May the feeling of accomplishing my goal was such a great feeling. However, now after a few...
    oness123 oness123 22-25, F Oct 9

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    Ugh college Sucks i don't know what the hell is wrong with me when I wanted to be in college but now no I'm skipping a lot and I don't feel bad about it If this thing was up to...
    lmaowut lmaowut 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    Well this is going to sound super pathetic and I apologize in advance. I am a senior in college and I've honestly made no friends my entire college career. I shouldn't be shocked...
    WelcomeToPlanetWeird WelcomeToPlanetWeird 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    I use to watch Yo Gabba Gabba back in college with my ex GF.
    slashy11 slashy11 26-30, M Oct 15

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    I go to a private college in my city. Im 17 graduated high school a year early, im black, and i major in Biology. College sucks i started off failing. I was used to not having to...
    hardlyalive hardlyalive 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I feel like such a loser for not going to a university after high school. I just couldn't afford it. I get no financial aid for school and I didn't want to put the financial burden...
    Bitterrsweet Bitterrsweet 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I got my car back on the road! I'm planning on going to bipolar meeting, maybe volunteer, and hopefully make new friends. I'm in a new place, and I didn't really have many friends...
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F Oct 12

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    But then again, we all have. That's just learning though. Each mistake you make you learn from. So making poor choices will help you in the future. Continue learning.
    NaNaJene NaNaJene 18-21, F Oct 13

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    Almost a month in college and it already feels like I been there for 3 months. So far is going great and hopefully it stays that way. Sometimes there's a lot of homework but since...
    Custos1 Custos1 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    The semester isn't even half way over and I'm already skipping most if my classes. I'll literally wake up walk to my car (I live off campus) and just get so completely distracted...
    alyssakayart alyssakayart 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    What A Great Idea! Dalhousie University, a Canadian college, has a puppy room consisting of various therapy dogs for students to play with & pet if they need to relieve stress...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    It's crazy how we are "conditioned" to go to college to get a good job and be successful and aren't even guaranteed a job. I know too many people with college degrees with jobs not...
    alishawill alishawill 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    Hi! I never thought I'd be here, saying this, but I must get it out. I'm currently sitting in my bed alone, after grabbing dinner alone, for the hundredth time. I started college...
    josieboux josieboux 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    Hi, this is my first time using this site so lets see how it goes. So i started college this September after graduating from high school this June. I am studying veterinary...
    elleem7 elleem7 18-21, F Oct 7

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    Many of the teens/young adults I've encountered at my college really do too much. As in they're over the top with everything, for absolutely no reason. Everyone does something...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 16-17, F Oct 13

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    I don't know how to fit in. I get along with people on the surface but there are so many things on the inside that I know most people wouldn't like. It took me so long to find...
    funnyandphosisticated funnyandphosisticated 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    Where and how do I even begin? My professor is an amazing teacher. He is so smart and I fell in love with his lectures. Psychology is the subject He teaches. He's in his 40's. He...
    karidenley karidenley 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Hello..I am new here of course but thought that I would share a little about me starting off with my college life... I started college full time last july and I am a phoenix to...
    stwcooper stwcooper 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I made an Irish drinking song, because I'm Irish and I drink. Hey, screaming lady in the grocery isle! You shouldn't have kids! Hey, you in the minivan leaving your child! You...