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I Am a Poor College Kid

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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...
    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...
    miss1in6bliss miss1in6bliss 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 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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    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...
    YellowstoneLady YellowstoneLady 21-25, F Oct 19, 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...
    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...
    sazead sazead 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 8, 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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    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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    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...
    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...
    hae hae 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 16, 2009

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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...
    destiny420 destiny420 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 3, 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...
    simpleone simpleone 16-18, F 1 Response Aug 18, 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...
    SmoothBabe SmoothBabe 22-25, F Dec 30, 2011

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    I'm taking 21 hours and I work about 20 hours per week and I think I'm doing a good job. But yes. I'm still a broke college kid. Especially since I'm being super frugal. I'm trying...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Feb 7

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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...
    elephantastic elephantastic 22-25, F Jan 27

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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...
    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...
    sweetnightmare sweetnightmare 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 24, 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...
    Kadini Kadini 18-21, F Oct 21, 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...
    captncannuck captncannuck 19-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2007

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    I dated a guy for all of college and would go home every weekend to spend time with him instead of staying at my school and making college friends. I love going out and socializing...
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    On and off. My dad was working class my mother comes from a well off family. My parents started poor when I was little but then owned a hardware store for most of my later...
    xSCARx xSCARx 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I am currently halfway through my second semester of my freshman year of college. And I absolutely hate it. Everyone says that college is the best time of your life, but mine has...
    HeyImLogan HeyImLogan 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I remember when I was working in Hong Kong in a family! This couple has 2 kids, the mother help the son to do the homework, and if he could not get it right she try to tell the...
    Bluejec19 Bluejec19 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    From having and raising four kids, marriage, home ownership, and working part-time after twenty years of attending college off and on, I received my Bachelor"s degree. That was 15...
    canelabunz canelabunz 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I am 31 years old and I am poor. I am not poor in the sense that I have no money to buy food, but I am poor in the sense that I have no savings. I grew up in a very poor family...
    whatever4009 whatever4009 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    All my life I've known that I want kids. For the past few years, I've figured out that I would love to have 4 kids mostly because I come from a small family so I would love to have...
    nicolerh7 nicolerh7 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Bah it sucks. I sometimes wish that I didn't miss out on some of these key life experiences because of financial status. I wish I could go to college, take classes without worrying...
    Ruru88 Ruru88 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I have 2 bachelors and a master degree. I have never held a full time permanent job. Every year I think it will get better and it gets worst. As of today, I have applied to 979...
    honeycomb2 honeycomb2 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I am about to be a senior in college. I'm scared that I won't be able to compete with all the kids at my school. I fear what the future has in store for me.
    AlbSoShy95 AlbSoShy95 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I feel like the freedom adults talk about teens inheriting when they go to college is a misleading idea. Superficially perhaps we have more freedom, but are we actually being put...
    Venturawhite Venturawhite 26-30, M Mar 25

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    Well I just joined today despite graduating College this coming 29th of March. I can't believe time fly so fast that it felt like it was only yesterday that I was a freshman...
    raldy raldy 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    My dad always made sure that I won't step out of line, oh he did. It was painful but I miss it. Now he spanks me only for things like drinking, smoking and my grades. Some time ago...
    omfgbelt omfgbelt 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 7

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    It's more like I was forced out of college. I made the mistake of going to a large university right off the bat for the diversity in its course offerings. Because I needed to work...
    glassbox27 glassbox27 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I have been in college for 6 years (I'm 24) and I began college straight out of high school. I'm currently at a University working towards my BBA in Marketing. I have changed my...
    dontfloatthemainstream dontfloatthemainstream 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I am going back to college after many years absent. Any of the housing I can find that I can afford doesn't allow pets. I'm afraid I'll have to give up my dog to go to college. I...
    SterlingHeart SterlingHeart 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Hi, I know it's really strange but I thought that after I get married ( I'm not getting married yet, I'm not allowed to date and don't really want to until I am out of college...
    musicgirl102 musicgirl102 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Who remembers those days????? Well, now six-year olds are on their iPhone5. An I'm working and going to college! STOP THIS PEOPLE!!!!
    KALELat17 KALELat17 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 29

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    In my case "the belt" would have been preferable. My mother never settled on anything so soft or pliable. She was a fan of kitchen utensils, mostly large metal cooking spoons. But...
    HumanKnownAsVictor HumanKnownAsVictor 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I'm trying to get my bachelors as I love learning the new things in my field but it gets so stressful with all the deadlines work and kids I'm on the verge of Just dropping out for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 1

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    I just don't have the motivation for school anymore.. I feel asleep in 2 classes today. One more year then off to college thank god!
    ivebeenthereithink ivebeenthereithink 16-17, M Apr 1

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    I am a freshman at my dream school. Everything is going well. I have great grades, and I already got accepted into my program of studies. While that's all great and exciting, it's...
    Jenbean Jenbean 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I attended a community college on scholarship, graduated with honors, and still got rejected at a 4-year university for scholarships; they barely gave me financial aid but offered...
    blackxrosexyuuki blackxrosexyuuki 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I am tired of being poor I just want to be able to afford things without having to scrimp and save for years
    Bluenox Bluenox 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    It's true. I have poor judgment. I do things soooo wrong sometimes...or possibly all of the time. I choose incorrectly. I'm oblivious to what really matters. I act on impulses...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I say poor me because I have to always wear the same thing everyday to school my brither doesn't help me buy me some jeans at least one pair.
    acevedok22 acevedok22 16-17, M 21 hrs ago

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    It broke my heart to realize this. But I got to college. I'm in the "Honors Dorms", in fact. And I'm realizing how little you have to do to get by with being considered "honorable...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Okay, I think that I am going crazy about my future. I have researched colleges and what you do to get in one. I wrote myself a future message with all this info. I even got myself...
    BADLIFEFORME BADLIFEFORME 13-15, F Mar 24

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    Getting the degree - I visited some campuses recently. I like the college atmosphere. It was the classes and academics that I didn't care so much for when I first went to college...
    teenotes teenotes 22-25, M Mar 27

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    I'm a full time college student at community college and my first semester was HORRIFIC!! I was walking around the campus with a little map with a clueless look on my face. I must...
    JaimeJackson JaimeJackson 18-21 Apr 5