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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

    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 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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    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 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 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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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 17, 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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    Related Experiences

    It's really annoying when people post something and I tell them their wrong, then they try to act like they know more than me because I'm a student.... yeah im a student, but you...
    modestmuslimah modestmuslimah 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    I am a second semester Junior, getting my B.A. in English, with a concentration in Cultural Studies and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. So pretty much as far into the...
    LittleLadyChels LittleLadyChels 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I just recently transferred to a university in California from my community college. I am currently living off campus with four other college students and an art professor who...
    dalvaro178 dalvaro178 22-25, M Feb 17

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    Too much to do, not enough time. Ahhh. I'm also dreading tomorrow as I get two major tests back. I have a paper due Friday that I literally can't, 3 tests in like 2-3 weeks, and a...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    It's so pointless! They tell us we need a stupid piece of paper college gives us to get a decent job, to get money. Ok, so where the heck do you start if college needs a very high...
    Tutuita Tutuita 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I'm pretty sure I'm having the worst year of my life. First off, this august I went to a small four year school in Connecticut (I'm originally from New Jersey) and had a horrible...
    Kristen908 Kristen908 18-21, F Feb 6

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    I started college when I was 18, right after leaving a miserable unsafe factory job with 12/7 hours. I was depressed and dealing with horrible anxiety, but my parents insisted I...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    I am experiencing poverty right now. As my parents have bought an apartment they have lost most of their money. They only have their salaries and some savings i guess. and they are...
    Moon88855 Moon88855 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm currently a junior at Morningside College. I'm majoring in Art Education and maintaining a 3.0 GPA (it's challenging here) can't wait to pay off student loans (said no one EVER...
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    Today is just one of those days where I have to carry ~40lb worth of supplies around campus. Perks of being an art student. I can't complain, though, because my classes as of...
    3lli 3lli 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    As I continued school onward and onward and even further onward into the vast deep horizon which I thought was infinitely far away, I realized that aspirations can be met, and I...
    MCxxOPREVxxOG MCxxOPREVxxOG 22-25, M Feb 16

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    RAT POOR (I will post the link that this post is responding to for your context. The topic title may not be the correct one). Yes--the rent would be lower because it is already...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    So I have a student, let's call her Ashley (not her real name). I had her as a student for the first time four years ago when she was a freshmen and I was 24. Being a young, male...
    jlr1987 jlr1987 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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    It's not what I expected from school, but I do definitely love being a Uni student! The lecturers and content all seem really cool, and the other students seem nice also :) I hope...
    YuEvans YuEvans 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I don't have poor self-esteem. I have poor esteem for everyone else! - Daria
    NG725324 NG725324 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    I hate being poor I grew up poor and even thought I knew in life that I probably wasn't gonna be filthy rich one day I did promise myself if I had children I wouldn't see them go...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    This is an assignment I just finished. I thought I'd share it with you all. ;) Humanities (A course in leadership) What vision do you have for yourself and how...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I wouldn't say I love everything about college, but I do enjoy my classes. I get enjoyment going to class and learning something new. Yes, there are some boring days like...
    WrongPage WrongPage 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I am a civil engineering student in my 3rd year , still have one to graduate and i hope everything will be fine, i will be glad to meet you EP engineers :)
    engineerma engineerma 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    My first year college life was great. I lived in a hostel 30 mins far away with two very good friends in my room. I attended classes ferociously and took notes like my life...
    BridaPaulo BridaPaulo 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Any advise for a med-student wanna-be? Please ^.^? I would really appreciate it. KMy final exams are in june, I'm so stressed, i know I'm studying till late most days, but i feel...
    aya101 aya101 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I'm a 12th Grade high school student at west boca high school,class of 2015
    RodrigoGalindo730 RodrigoGalindo730 18-21, M Feb 18

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    I have been a straight a student since 9th Grade 2011 - present until I graduate in may,2015
    RodrigoGalindo730 RodrigoGalindo730 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    I am a second year law student at Panthéon-Assas in Paris. Law is the one quintessential human pursuit where reason is designed to prevail. Law is a universal pursuit. The...
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    I graduated from Central Washington University in 1978 with a degree in education. I taught High School for 6 years but I didn't particularly enjoy it. I loved coaching and I...
    metrucker metrucker 56-60, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Yes, I have earned dual college degrees, with Honors, from the University of Southern California (USC). I graduated in the summer of 2014. My degrees are in political science and...
    dianefisher dianefisher 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    College is so expensive and we don't have a lot of money as it is.. I'm afraid I won't be ably to get a degree and even go to college because of money issues..
    makailafish makailafish 16-17, F Feb 21

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    A lot of people say that universities and colleges are way easier than school and once you are done with high school, you will be free. Well guess what? I am studying at LSU AND...
    Dhikrayat Dhikrayat 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I graduated college in May and ever since then, I've been looking for a job, doing remote volunteer work, etc. but I feel like I've really done nothing. I have major insomnia and...
    thefinestsomething thefinestsomething 22-25, F Feb 6

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    Finishing up my fifth year and I absolutely hate my major. I wake up everyday feeling like absolute ****. I don't like to talk because everything that comes out is totally negative...
    bsbeip bsbeip 22-25 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I don't even know why I'm in college, I hate every minute of it. I'm an aspiring actress and singer. Thinking of dropping out after I'm done my associates then pursue my dream...
    Bettyr94 Bettyr94 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    Sometimes I carry three water bottles in my back pack and lots of snacks because I don't get to eat meals when I am in school. I don't have the time to go eat since my classes are...
    Galaxy0 Galaxy0 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    I have to go to a Christian college, which makes me feel uneasy. Don’t get me wrong: Christianity’s cool and all, but I feel as though I have to suppress who I am inside. If I...
    Graystreak Graystreak 18-21, F Feb 12

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    So my college's administrators finally came to their senses. Yay for snow day!! :)
    smeckledorfed smeckledorfed 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    I have a crush on my college instructor and he's 36.I'm 24.... Is that weird?
    courtneywaw courtneywaw 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I go to a private Christian school, decided to take the semester off and thinking about going to a community college.
    godesz godesz 22-25, F Feb 18

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    THE COLLEGE LAY...WAS ON A CAM A NIGHT. ...THROUGH THIS PHOTO...THANKS 26000
    longdistancecheese123 longdistancecheese123 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Just started my spring semester at my community college and seeing the course requirements for all my classes is a little nerve wracking. There's so much to do and I've struggled...
    JeannieInAChampagneBottle JeannieInAChampagneBottle 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20

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