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I Am A Poor College Student

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    I am a scholar in a university.

    (It is one of the top universities in our country so it's really famous here). Almost all (85 -95%) of the students here are really rich -- some are even sons and daughters of successful businessmen here. And I am just a poor girl. I don't even have nice clothes, just plain...
    misselley misselley 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2014

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    Broke

    goin' to college ad not sure what to major in and whatnot, but i'm changing out to a better major soon so theres some hope it's just terrifying though when you don't know what you're gonna do in life or what you're gonna do with your major yknow? feels like the biggest decsion...
    Kurokagi Kurokagi 18-21 Apr 20, 2013

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    Broke as **** should be the name of this

    experience. Riding the struggle bus all the way through.
    StacieJaxx StacieJaxx 18-21, F 1 Response May 13, 2014

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    I am going to be finishing my Bachelor's in

    Business (with top honors) in March. It's been a long road and all I have to look forward to is crushing debt. I'll trade pics for Paypal.
    SugarBaby88 SugarBaby88 26-30, F Nov 15, 2014

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    I have narcolepsy and I am a sophomore in

    college. I decided to go to a private Christian college because of my condition, not realizing that I couldn't handle school and a job. I have no source of income and I really am struggling, fighting to stay in school and do my best. I want to overcome narcolepsy and tell it...
    sleepingangel sleepingangel 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2014

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    Just Finished My Freshman Year At A Private University

    And I'm already 35,000 dollars in the hole. Oh yeah, this is going to be a long four years. By the time I graduate, I will have perhaps 150,000 to pay back in loans. *sigh*
    yolorwatson yolorwatson 18-21, F Apr 20, 2012

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    College Life

    I've just completed my first year at the college and still 5 more years to spend to become a graduate. College life means attendance, tuition, travel, assignments, supplies and sometimes even fines for late submission. I'm sick of it. Well all my financial expenses are handled by...
    AJT5142 AJT5142 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    The Poor College Student

    Tuition, Books, Supplies, Scantrons, more books, someone stole your favorite pen, someone stole your text book, you need food, you need clothes because you need to actually look nice for once, drving the car on no gas because you can't afford it right now... These are all me...
    colorsplash colorsplash 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2010

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    I am in first year bds and after two months ...having a final exam..too much to study but cannot focus even I cannot study for an hour ....no idea how to concentrate and cover lot...
    neha66228 neha66228 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I feel real tired lately. Usually when I don't have much works and classes I can stay up late without feeling tired. But recently as finals are coming I feel really really tired...
    looseflannel looseflannel 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    my mom is sick and my dad is the only one working.we have to buy mom's medicine and it's really expensive.I don't even eat three times a day, sometimes I don't even eat.no one...
    Jibeisan Jibeisan 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I'm too dumb and we are poor.end of story.
    Jibeisan Jibeisan 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Brought my kids to Mcdonald's to play while I sit here on my laptop and work. Life couldn't be better. Being able to work and play while being with my kids the whole time is truly...
    vero423314 vero423314 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    I dropped out of college during my junior year. I was working in the adult entertainment industry and the money i was making made it possible for me to do so. I was freelancing as...
    KatWoman32 KatWoman32 31-35, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I want to go to college but I cant pay for it. I have good abilities but there is no college to give full scholarship and that is so bitter.
    Roya1999 Roya1999 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I'm @ community college, taking algebra over the summer. I spend around 5 hours on homework daily... The time I spend ob homework is ridiculous. I had a test yesterday (which I...
    thisissamwut thisissamwut 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I haven't slept for nearly three days because of college.
    omnomn omnomn 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Started early with some courses during high school and after my senior year I will go to a university or college (nearby). I'm excited to continue my education and explore life and...
    elementsonfire elementsonfire 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I love my friends but I hate school. At first, I was excited, having good dreams of freedom, but I was shocked to learn that my father has been hired in my school. Every day seems...
    lavendermist07 lavendermist07 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    After roughly 5 years since finishing high school, I'll be heading back this fall... if everything works out how it is supposed to. Going for nursing. Starting at my (mostly...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hi need some advice from people out in the world of the internet. Have any of you felt pressure to graduate by a specific time ? I'm 20yrs old at a community college and lately I'm...
    livelaughlove365 livelaughlove365 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Math teachers during summer sessions are inconsiderate when they only teach towards students that failed the semester prior.
    amflynn amflynn 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I love college! They say that high school is the best 4 years but it's really college!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I tried doing peso in highschool, but I was dealing with so much at the time I did very poorly in most of my classes. Now I'm Persuing my passion; playing the piano, and it has...
    justbnatural justbnatural 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    My excuse or maybe my reason was to work a second job to get extra money so I could move out of my parent's house. When I separated from my husband, I moved my daughter and I back...
    orewinelover orewinelover 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    FORGODSAKES!!! It's been an hour I am trying to log into my student account in my college's online site!!! GOD I swear to God I've never got my password right even when I type my...
    MienaMena MienaMena 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Not extremely poor but somewhat close to it.. We use to get new clothes only once in an year and then the dress would pass on from older to younger brother.. My childhood pants use...
    simplydbest simplydbest 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was gonna do online classes for the community college for the fall semester..I think you're not even allowed to apply until September but I was can call pretty soon to ask about...
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    In a couple weeks I'll move into student housing and begin class. After 12 years of school I'm extremely hesitant to return for a bachelor's degree. On the other hand I'm kind of...
    joshuaw53 joshuaw53 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I love school. I get super nervous for tests though and usually do bad from being nervous. I barely passed science this year and math I got in the 80's. History I am average in. I...
    TotallyTorii TotallyTorii 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    I started college at age 17 after completing high school in three years. I was uncertain as for a major at that time. I took all of my basic courses without a major established...
    femalemusiclover femalemusiclover 46-50, F Jun 25

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    I still got spanked as a college student. I lived at home for a while during college and afterward and my parents said that I could still get spanked as long as I was living at...
    Anthony449 Anthony449 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    If I went to college I would strive to be a straight A student. In high school I regularly made the honor roll. I'm sure college is a lot more difficult than high school, but I've...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    and I still don't know what I want to do with my life. I only have 2 more years of college left and I have no plans on what to do after I graduate. I don't know if I should be...
    LRRReee LRRReee 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Do you when you're in college? I know it sucks mine is an jerk and ate the Panda Express my mom got me (I'm a broke college kid I eat ramen a like the average broke college kid...
    RageComics RageComics 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Everyone wants to be the next Steve jobs The next Jony IVe The next MLK, the next Obama But we fail to realize that life will not just magically put you in the success of these...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 13-15, F Jun 24

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    Well the last semester I was in college (this past spring) I was a full time student but in the fall I'm going to take a few classes less because I think I can get all A s if I do...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M Jun 24

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    College student right here ready to start!
    RedDog123321 RedDog123321 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    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...
    skibkan skibkan 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    Student Accommodation - Things to Be Taken Care Of! People who like to invest in property are considered to have an edge over others. The phenomenal success brought forward by...
    lawrencejournal lawrencejournal 26-30, T Jun 22

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    It's easier and costs less money then living on your own and going to school and work.
    dragonrider11 dragonrider11 22-25, M Jun 21

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    my story was removed two times
    Jellybean88 Jellybean88 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 21

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