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I Am A Poor College Student

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

    experience. Riding the struggle bus all the way through.
    StacieJaxx StacieJaxx 22-25, F 1 Response May 13, 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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17, 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 31-35, 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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    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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    Any female student want someone to buy them

    some nice lingerie etc? You create a wish list on an online shop like 'lovehoney' or amazon, I pay for something . You take some selfies wearing it (cropped face is fine) as a trade off.
    Fushnchups Fushnchups 36-40, M Dec 22, 2015

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    I know this sounds strange

    but I am getting use to being a poor college student. I don't get help from my family for tuition or for my personal bills. I am not spoiled rotten and have the privilege to live a life were my rent is covered by my parents. And honestly this lifestyle seems it will never end! I...
    VanitySinnn VanitySinnn 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2015

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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 have everything anyone could wish for: a great job as a university professor, a wife (my closest friend from high school), two wonderful daughters, a house.. but there is one...
    CarmineOctopus CarmineOctopus 26-30, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I swear, college is designed to make you fail, both in class and life. Everything they've made me do this semester has been ten times more difficult or frustrating than it needs...
    violincaster violincaster 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    A doctor wants his kids to become doctors too.. But it was also my own desire to become a doctor.. I have been studying hard for years.. My 2nd yr in college was full of depression...
    nattynaturally nattynaturally 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Currently this is my second semester. I'm doing terrible! Is it bad that I don't feel bad?? I'm not into it and I don't even like school. I don't know what I'm doing or going to do...
    leadmenot leadmenot 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I wanna go back to school~ But I have to wait till September to apply to any college. Tch.... Student life is the best. I AM IN NEED OF SCHOOL!!!!
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I started high school this year I'm the yougest student in grade 7. with my sister she the second youngest in 7grade. buy the way high school in Australia goes from grade 7 to...
    kasydragon kasydragon 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    definition of a college student? I have **** blaring in my room but can't watch it because Im working on a paper for english -_-
    PorkythePig PorkythePig 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    i m a senior the next year will be my last i live in morocco and it s hard having openminded cultur cuz i mive like americans but i m being bullied about that and zlso i study in a...
    SEDDIKMBM SEDDIKMBM 16-17, M a week ago

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    I think one of the main things I remember about being poor was the food. Only when I look back do I realize how food deprived I was. Coffee was the kind where you put the grounds...
    Sheepdog22 Sheepdog22 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    I detest college for many reasons, but I won't get into all of them. I just want to say that when it comes to college aged women, I don't understand what's so special about them...
    Rain444 Rain444 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    Back in 1997, I was studying IT computer programming at TAFE. I learned that international students come in to Australia and study. They should NOT be granted a working VISA...
    expandy21 expandy21 31-35 Feb 3

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    Everyone kept on telling me that college is supposed to be the best time of your life. Where you actually get together with people you like and enjoy being around. But none of that...
    Zzarcon1 Zzarcon1 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    College isn't for me. Not because I have to grow up and make my own decisions but because sit down and learn **** is not what I want to do with my life. When I graduated highschool...
    Gardengnome55 Gardengnome55 18-21, F Feb 2

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    I deleted all my email accounts because I was paranoid people were hacking into them, I deleted my shamiur.rahman.professional@gmail.com account a while back and my shamiur.rahman...
    shamdizzlenew shamdizzlenew 22-25, M Feb 1

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    TYPES. OUT FAKE SUMMONS THAT TRACK TO COLLEGE PRINTERS GTFO SCHOLAR IM MAKING OVER 200K FROM NYSE AND FACEBOOK CONSULTING YOUR JUST A HOE WHO FORGES SUMMONS
    BLUESAIDIWON52 BLUESAIDIWON52 51-55, F Jan 31

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    I'm a 150 pound teen in high school who would love to gain. Would it be realistic to double my weight to 300 pounds in college, and if so, what could I do to achieve that goal?
    FutureFat FutureFat 16-17, M Jan 30

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    My college life is the worst. No. It's not the academics that make me feel bad about college. I just hate my everyday life, my surroundings, the people. Last night, I just cried...
    aLittleLamp aLittleLamp 18-21, F Jan 30

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    I think i'm the only kid into tickling in my college. I wish there were more like-minded people here. I've always wanted to be gang tickled by a bunch of my friends. Or maybe a...
    jonathan96 jonathan96 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    Done with college. Fucken finally :')
    redDya91 redDya91 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    I received my bachelor's degree in psychology in 2014. I now work as a group home coordinator for the mental health department.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 28

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    It's Showtime. T minus....79 minutes. Car has fuel? Check! Student ID? Check! Extra Mitsubishi ink pencils? A new box! Textbook? Yes. Legal dictionary? Study notes? Oh...
    Vetrov Vetrov 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    It's Showtime. T minus....79 minutes. Car has fuel? Check! Student ID? Check! Extra Mitsubishi ink pencils? A new box! Textbook? Yes. Legal dictionary? Study notes? Oh...
    Vetrov Vetrov 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    Well, this is is sorta awkward, but hey everyone. I still feel super depressed that my teacher isn't around & will not be teaching classes this semester. :/ This semester is a lot...
    soulwriter25 soulwriter25 18-21, F Jan 28

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    I would LOVE to get fat, but sadly my only option is to wait until college. If many people unintentionally gain fifteen pounds as freshmen, I could easily double that if I tried...
    FutureFat FutureFat 16-17, M Jan 28

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    I picture college to be way more relaxed and less stressful than high school. cause in high school, its mainly about who is who and who is hip. but in college, I bet nobody really...
    HeySafaaJust HeySafaaJust 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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    When people say why don't you travel? I always say not everybody can afford to travel in my heart. These questions are tough to people who can't change their life quickly. Some...
    babyblueeee babyblueeee 31-35, F Jan 25

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    Dont you guys feel like you are never going to graduate from college?
    lovemovies22 lovemovies22 22-25, M Jan 25

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    when you 15-minute study break turns into an hour #studentlife
    Barbee95 Barbee95 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 24

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    I'm 34 and just started college... Going for my bachelors in HR Management. I work in HR and love it. But I do find it a challenge to balance my time. Sometimes my job has me...
    Roxvox Roxvox 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    omg i so didnt think that college would be this stressful. all i seem to do is study and even then im still worried about my grades.
    lynnabbie lynnabbie 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 23

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    I am a senior in college and I am lonely. I'll explain my circumstances and hopefully.... someone can relate or be able to tell me that there's hope for the rest of my life...
    OrangeGirl2 OrangeGirl2 18-21 1 Response Jan 22

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