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I Am A Poor College Student

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    Yep, But Not For Long...

    I graduate in a couple of weeks! I'll still be poor, but at least I won't have all my student duties to worry about... and I'll have family to provide food until I can get myself together. I don't think I'll be able to look at a pb&j sandwich or ramen noodles again without...
    lookwhaticando lookwhaticando 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29, 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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    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 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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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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    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

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    I am just really discouraged. I was suppose to transfer to a university this next semester but all of the loans I applied for fell through and I don't have enough money saved up. I...
    kennababe123 kennababe123 18-21, F Mar 24

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    So It's almost the end of the Spring semester and I could not be happier =) . It has been a pretty stressful and crazy few months. I'm finally realizing that your attitude and...
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    School is is like hell. I get so nervous of every exam! Pray for me during finals week. I'm so ready for this semester to be over!!
    missarabiya missarabiya 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Calculus is killing me. I actually like it. I do very well on the reviews and homework. Then I completely bomb the tests. On the last test, I made a TERRIBLY low grade. I still...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Recieved my diploma today. Now onto the next degree!!
    sobackwards sobackwards 31-35, F 1 Response 2 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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    At The Ohio State University, neuroscience and psychology major and minor respectively. Trying to go into the medical field... Key work TRYING A shout out to all the college...
    Life1sinteresting Life1sinteresting 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    It's my first year as a college student and guess what? I just knew this wasn't going to be for me. I'm one of those artsy/jazzy kind of people and its a strain to sit down and...
    lilyraze lilyraze 18-21, F Apr 1

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    I don't test well but I am smart and a good student but I scored really poorly on the sats and my mom yelled at me and called me stupid. I know I can handle college and will do...
    carebare124 carebare124 18-21 1 Response Mar 28

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    I am a college graduate with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from New York University. I earned my degree with HONORS and a 3.9 grade point average.
    mombusyoncomputer mombusyoncomputer 31-35, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    More like college in general... Got 55 messages from different colleges today and from all over the USA, Canada, and even Great Britain.. Hmm..
    DepressingKayla DepressingKayla 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I was the first person on both sides of my family to go to college. When I graduated from high school, I did not want to go to college right away. I wanted to take a year or two...
    saileen saileen 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I'm currently working on applications to send into colleges. My dream college Is New York University for there medical program. I'm a fairly smart student & I have a GPA of 3.9. I...
    giib giib 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days 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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    By the end of this month I am going to decide which college I am going to attend.. I am really scared. I have too many options... Anywho aside from that my FAFSA is going to mess...
    Raven628 Raven628 16-17, F Apr 4

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    I seriously love college so much and have done so many things I would have never done if I would have stayed home, I love the experience. However, lately I feel so exhausted both...
    Tatii20 Tatii20 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    Even though I'll not be going to college for about another four years, I've had this wonderful plan on how I'm going to make it fun. Feel free to use this story for yourselves...
    BareFeetBoy BareFeetBoy 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    I am socially awkward and I think there is no help for me because I'm aware of all reasons why I can't talk to people I've just met or meeting someone new is always a problem for...
    lanamills lanamills 18-21 1 Response Apr 6

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    Anyone else up late doing college homework after a 10 hour shift of work? Oh and your friends are either off to an after hours party or going to bed? LoL!
    BlueKaz78 BlueKaz78 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I'm 22 years old, and upon returning to school, I've made incredible progress towards my engineering degree. I started out as a 1.7, but now I'm a 3 point student. but as of...
    someoneishere12 someoneishere12 22-25, M Mar 30

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    before i start i would like to thank anyone who takes the time to read this i have quite a tough decision to make with my education and im turning to this community for some...
    reaper7021020 reaper7021020 18-21 3 Responses Apr 5

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    Life is the teacher. I have learned recently how to be responsible for my self. Now I'm not talking your everyday needs of taking care if you body physically and mentally . I'm...
    kittyluv78 kittyluv78 31-35, F Apr 8

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    I won't say the college I'm at but I'm majoring as a computer software engineer
    Maddya Maddya 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm in high school, but I'll be in college in a few months.. Unless my plans get ruined, and I end up on the streets :<
    Thelittlestpetshop Thelittlestpetshop 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've been skating by with a crappy GPA I'm graduating in 3 weeks but I still can't motivate myself to do work. I'm not built for school but take a gander what my major is...
    HombreOsoCerdo HombreOsoCerdo 22-25, M 2 days ago

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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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    In second term... Crazy busy.!! It's ridiculous 7 classes, endless readings, essays, clinicals, labs, practicums... Yet I love it.!! Couldn't have chose. A better career path. No...
    ceetasha23 ceetasha23 22-25, F Mar 25

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    Hi guys! My name is Karoline Bruun and I am in the USA as an exchange student this year 13/14! I am from Denmark but I love absolutely love Oregon, USA! Is so beautiful! I really...
    KarolineBruunDK KarolineBruunDK 16-17, F Apr 4

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    240 Days left and Each day is getting harder and harder. But I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Adrenal Fatigue is the culprit now. I'm a SRNA student, which means I work...
    GradStudentEnabler GradStudentEnabler 26-30, F Mar 25

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    www.studentdebtmonkey.com I hope everyone will check it out and let me know if they see anything that needs revising. I paid off $80K in student debt over the course of 6 years...
    StudentDebtMonkey StudentDebtMonkey 70+ a week ago

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    www.studentdebtmonkey.com I hope everyone will check it out and let me know if they see anything that needs revising. I paid off $80K in student debt over the course of 6 years...
    StudentDebtMonkey StudentDebtMonkey 70+ a week ago

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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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    I just summited a college application to start In summer/fall. So scared to start college. This will be my third college I'll attend. And probably not my last. My first college I...
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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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    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 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...
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    I am an IB student. I have been in the program since middle school and I plan on continuing till high school grad. Lately, it has been so hard especially since all my classes are...
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    I'm a law student in London. Really hard because there is just so much you have to learn and almost memorise. Really enjoy it though
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    Aum NamaH! Namasthe to You ! Hope you, Your family & your team are doing well & aiming total submission to God‎ always! I have just finished a 3 year Vedanta course from...
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    Ugh. Grades. I've been doing horrible lately, it's funny because id I was doing the same amount of work that I do now in highschool I would've been a straight A student. I'm...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I honestly don't care about school. I don't care about my attendance, grades, or the people there. The only reason why I'm still in school is so my parents can feel like they have...
    bethepea bethepea 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I am a Mechanical Engineering Student and want to specialized in Biomedical Engineering- Currently I am in my 4th year and seems like time has passed very quickly. Now I see things...
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    Am electrical engg student it's very tough but to b honest at one side it's reali interesting an it takes inside everything o love practical while we are having labs circuits an...
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    I am currently a pre-journalism student, finishing up my first year, but thinking of switching programs. Totally confused, but staying in school.
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