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I Am A Poor College Student

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Starting college today and I am strongly contemplating what to wear 😡
    rywilk98 rywilk98 16-17, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am in college and I can't wait to graduate. Somewhere, someone told me that college is the best time of your life. Really? That means my life only gets more ******? I'm a...
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    This is my second week and every day if gotten out of at least one class earlier! I am a freshmen I college and I can honestly say already recreational therapy was the right path...
    xxnewbiegamer xxnewbiegamer 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I hate being so poor. It's ******* depressing, and stressful.
    Futuresdiary Futuresdiary 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    few years away, but i want to go to college in Japan for writing. i want to write the script for it, and the art. its super cool! and school i'm in right now is super . . . whats...
    DemonsFreak DemonsFreak 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    Handy guide on what I actually needed in college, because freshmen year we brought like an entire suburban full of bins of stuff and that was so unnecessary. For bathing: -Shower...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    It's hard to believe that we are already at the beginning of another school year. For me this is my last first day of school until I decide to start my PhD, this is both amazing...
    JackLawson91 JackLawson91 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I don't get how people see college as a "fun time", for me it's the most stressful months of the year. People think I'm lame because I don't party...like ever. While I'm wondering...
    WrongPage WrongPage 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    College is like high school you live at with your friends with no adult monitoring. Academically it's exactly like high school, only you go WAY more in depth into the material in...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I'm watching all the freshies post experiences about their first days/weeks here and it brings back good memories for me. I'm a junior now, but freshman year was probably my...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I consider today as my first day . Since the first week of college was so choatic and students were everywhere!!!so we never really studied anything...through my first week of...
    M00ah M00ah 18-21, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    My bachelor of engineering was taught in English. In a couple of months I will start pursuing my masters in Germany. What is scaring me to death is that I am going to study in...
    beentheredonethay beentheredonethay 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    looking back I think college was the highlight of my life so far certainly in social terms. I hope you really enjoy college because afterwards you never get so much freedom again...
    loreto789 loreto789 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Is anyone currently at Uni or College or has recently graduated with a Bachelors Degree or something higher? I plan on going to a university here in Indiana where I stay. My...
    collegegirl64 collegegirl64 18-21, F 25 Responses 3 days ago

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    So i'm in my second year of highschool and a Teacher that I had in 9th grade and I had a special type of relationship. First of all, we are both girls. There's never been any type...
    HazyNightmares HazyNightmares 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hello everyone, first year nursing student here, Does anybody have any good studying tips? I can't seem to find an effective way to study,
    brimae17 brimae17 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't understand what I'm feeling. I know that there aren't many people on here and that most likely nobody will read this. But I need to get my feelings out. I am lost. That's...
    escaperrr escaperrr 18-21 7 Responses a week ago

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    Just started my new semester of college I have two more left before transferring it's already stressful because one of my professors wants us to have all of our books by the end of...
    psychologyLover08 psychologyLover08 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Freshman in college starting tomorrow... I'll be honest I feel really nervous and somewhat scares XP I know I shouldn't but college is different than high school and I'm not going...
    Zimry96 Zimry96 18-21, M Aug 23

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    Freshman in college starting tomorrow... I'll be honest I feel really nervous and somewhat scares XP I know I shouldn't but college is different than high school and I'm not going...
    Zimry96 Zimry96 18-21, M Aug 23

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    Freshman in college starting tomorrow... I'll be honest I feel really nervous and somewhat scares XP I know I shouldn't but college is different than high school and I'm not going...
    Zimry96 Zimry96 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    Motor engineering student here. I love what I do, there's so much about engines. It makes you think about how technologically complex modern engines actually are especially those...
    CookmySock CookmySock 18-21, M Aug 23

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    Newbie nursing student here. I successfully passed my lab the other day! It was just a bed bath, but I'm still so excited :) We order our scrubs this week, and it's suddenly...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 22

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    I remember wearing a lot of hand-me-downs from my brother, even though I'm a girl. I remember my parents buying my toys at the dollar store. One time, I got a toy from an actual...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I'm prolly a career student cuz I love college!
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 22

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    When I graduated highschool, my (now ex) boyfriend told me that he didn't want me going to college for many reasons. I know it was just his insecurities talking, but by being...
    HollyMaria954 HollyMaria954 18-21, F Aug 20

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    Well I am starting in less than two weeks and I'm terrified. I screwed up big time in high school for someone who wants to go to med school and this is my second chance. I don't...
    coffeentea coffeentea 18-21, F Aug 20

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    Just started college..damn these guys are fine, too bad none like me *cries hysterically*
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 20

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    Going back to college after a two year break... Started working and just didn't have the drive... now I want to finish so that I can do better... Experience with the college I...
    TerrifiedoftheUnknown TerrifiedoftheUnknown 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I have been a student for over a decade,emphasis upon student,I have an antiquarian book emporium, I have bought grimores,divergent studies of the black art's, journals ect. This...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 19

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    The only one that I'm worried about is the student loan my parents had to take out. It was worth $5,000 and it's for the Parent Plus Loan. I feel bad that they had to go to those...
    odessa94 odessa94 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Actually, I now have 3 kids in college. One is married with kids of her own. The next three are in college (all prestigious private universities) and one left at home. We just...
    SubSided SubSided 46-50, F 4 Responses