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I Am A Poor College Student

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    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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm about to start my college career in a friggen week! I'm so excited and I can't wait for the many friends and opportunities I'll be gaining by furthering my education beyond...
    landhoee landhoee 18-21, M Aug 8

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    Going into my first year college in September. Wondering what to buy regarding school supplies etc. I am living at home. I am majoring in education. And most classes are lecture...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I hate when everyone in class gets higher grade than I do. Even if I study harder...! Just a Horrible test taker :(
    Reena12 Reena12 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I am majoring in criminal justice and minoring in homeland security
    HelloOutThere89 HelloOutThere89 22-25, F Aug 6

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    Packing up for school makes me realize how much unnecessary junk I have. It clutters up the dorm room and I don't need it. Good news for Goodwill.
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F Aug 8

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    Finally a senior! I attend Texas state university with a major in criminal justice and am part of the pre- law studies. Next step is Harvard! ❤️
    TxAndrea9324 TxAndrea9324 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    Just finished my first day of college today. It's been super busy but I love my classes and the whole experience of being a college student.
    lindsaypaige96 lindsaypaige96 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Needless to say, my initial recommendation is to actually consider your cause for setting up college; therapeutic massage therapy is this sort of a private and strongly...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    My boyfriend lost his romantic side when he got his job. He used to be sooo romantic but when the time that his Aunt gave him a job he just completely forget about me. I mean no...
    Johanned Johanned 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Okay first off, I'm not homeless poor but I also struggle. I'm still in high school, and I don't have a job at the time being. I feel like expressing myself right now, so if I...
    sapphireveins sapphireveins 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm not bragging about myself but I've always been a good student and going to college was a big dream of mine. I was bullied in highschool (and before) and I naively thought that...
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I graduated from my undergrad two months ago, with a degree in Graphic Design. I love design, and I longed to work in a corporate setting within a marketing department, or perhaps...
    pp2014 pp2014 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    September 2012 I met him. He was teaching me English. He was 24 and I was 17. He was working as a TA in our college. As I was studying engineering this particular subject doesn't...
    Anbarasi Anbarasi 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Not surprisingly, my first recommendation is to essentially take into account your cause of setting up school; massage therapy is this kind of a personal and strongly interpersonal...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    I hate the community college that I am attending. I took two semesters off just to figure out if I want to return or find somewhere else. If I leave I would have to move to another...
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 1

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    So I just graduated high school and I'm starting college in two weeks. I'm studying Graphic Design which I'm super excited about! The thing is I can't help but being scared, which...
    SunlightStar777 SunlightStar777 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    I had to drop out of college yesterday. Actually my college dropped me. I feel like I've been dumped by an abusive boyfriend, actually. I made good grades and had a 3.5 GPA but I'm...
    Esheyla Esheyla 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I decided to study in the U.S. for a better art education, because there is a dismissive attitude towards artists in Korea, and I have received not-so-pleasant treatment from my...
    Jisu1125 Jisu1125 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Obviously, my to start with suggestion is to actually take into consideration your cause for commencing faculty; massage therapy is this sort of a private and strongly...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M Jul 22

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    Needless to say, my first suggestion is to essentially take into consideration your basis for starting off school; therapeutic massage therapy is this sort of a private and...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    Part time student // part time baby sister // full time mistress psychology is my major, don't have a minor yet. I babysit my friends babies and sometimes families. I also pet...
    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I'm starting to get that itch, you know? The one where you're so close to finishing but you feel like you haven't made any progress at all.. I'm not going to drop out, I would...
    Inthepr0cess Inthepr0cess 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    this will be my first year of college and i am so nervous! i know this will be nothing like high school and i know i am going to work twice as hard. my first class starts next week...
    luvabl3 luvabl3 18-21, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I can't wait to go back to college... Class if 2017 woohoo!
    enza105 enza105 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Certainly, my 1st recommendation is to essentially think about your reason for commencing university; therapeutic massage therapy is this sort of a private and strongly...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M Jul 22

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    I think having a GPA rendering you ineligible for financial assistance and then running out of money so you can no longer attend or ever graduate but now are paying back your...
    sparky577 sparky577 31-35, M Jul 29

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    Before my daughter was born, I didn't have the drive to go to college. My ex-girlfriend (who I dated for 4 years prior to that) and I ended up pregnant when we were seniors in our...
    samjakobcavazos samjakobcavazos 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    a new one. i kinda nervous to start college :D
    ciel472 ciel472 16-17 Jul 28

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    My first day in college! today!! :))
    jemdl21 jemdl21 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 11

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    Yeah since I was like 7 my mom & dad got divorced. We still had a pretty apt then. Then we had a ugly apt, pretty one, & now a super duper ugly one now in a not that good city...
    njgirll njgirll 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I am 22 years old, going into my 5th year of college (i am in a 5 year program), i weigh 218 pounds, and i am about 5-10 pounds overweight. my excess fat has all been gained...
    ilovefatforsomereason ilovefatforsomereason 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 23

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    When i was a small boy, our family was too poor. We didn't have any thing except house. My father worked for others and earned very small amount of money to survive us. When i am...
    lakminawijesinghe lakminawijesinghe 31-35, M Jul 26

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    When I first entered college I had high expectations for achieving so much more in my life given that both my parents never even graduated high school. My first year was absolutely...
    dreamersreverie dreamersreverie 18-21, F Aug 2

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    I am a college graduate from Kings College in Cambridge, England. Also, I am a college graduate from the University of Michigan. Go Blue!!!
    pregnantbride pregnantbride 26-30, F Jul 27

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    Today's employers when hiring fresh-out-of college kids are looking for people who bring fresh skills into the labor force and show leadership. It's a tough job market right now...
    IndoSavior IndoSavior 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 28

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    *Enter Mel Gibson rant mode* I started college in August of 2012. I never really liked school to begin with but I am really starting to hate college. First off, I want to go into...
    JoeDog93 JoeDog93 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 30

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    So I enrolled into some classes . I was feeling like I wanted to try this whole college thing again but now I am not feeling it once again and the semester is going to start. The...
    ScorpioPhoenix ScorpioPhoenix 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Sleepless nights, reportings, dead bodies, long exams, researches, coffee overloads and sex hair everyday. Welcome to the wonderful world of medical school -3rd year...
    trentoy trentoy 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 21

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    For the umpteenth time! But this time is different. This time I'm studying from home, which means no classrooms & getting bored with material I've already gone over a number of...
    IdleFox IdleFox 26-30, F Jul 21

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    i dont know what i expected when i am writing this. i just feel so depressed. i have many problems, from family to college matter. i need money to pay my college, but i dont have...
    clearlite001 clearlite001 18-21, F Jul 21

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    I'm in college and high school. I'm in an Early College High School program where when I graduate after 5 years, I will have 2 years of college done and my associates degree.
    Bugs99 Bugs99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 28

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