I Am a Poor College Kid

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 135 People

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 19, 2007

    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
    1 Response Oct 20, 2012

    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

    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

    I am at college now. I'm trying to save on

    everything, because my parents work hard to provide my studies at City College. I dress in second hand for the second year, but I like it now, because that's where you can find good things for a small price!... But yesterday I was lucky and I was invited to a birthday party. I...
    skibkan skibkan
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 22, 2015

    I'm raising money for College 2014-2015

    semester. Click to Donate: http://www.gofundme.com/qe6aaaa4 #gofundme
    blindangel92 blindangel92
    22-25, F
    Mar 31, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    Aug 30, 2007

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2007

    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

    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

    Yikes!

    I seriously never thought I'd hate PB & J....I was wrong.
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    14 Responses Aug 4, 2008

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2007

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2008

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