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I Am A Poor College Student

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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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    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 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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    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'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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    Folks... Those who are in my circle and read my posts... here's the truth about me... or A TRUTH.... See... I am doing my doctorate now in the area of terrorism... ( Oh and I have...
    Hhaawke Hhaawke 36-40, F a week ago

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    I can tell I'm definitely a college student now due to my newfound appreciation for ramen noodles and easy mac.
    brettrocks96 brettrocks96 18-21, M 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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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 Aug 20

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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 Aug 18

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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 2 Responses Aug 15

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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 Aug 15

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    I didnt want to go to a 4-year college from the get go. When i graduated from high school back in 2012, i decided that i wanted to go to a community college called Los Medanos...
    JMGEARTHTHINKER JMGEARTHTHINKER 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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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 Aug 19

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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 Aug 18

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    I'm 40 years old and will be starting college as a freshman tomorrow! I'm so nervous. Hoping I can make it through successfully.
    jeniemari jeniemari 36-40, F 6 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    My mom & dad got separated when I was 7. My dad is sort of rich. Not RICH, but he's comfortable. He still lives in an apartment but that's b/c he wants to (his parents own it). I...
    njgirll njgirll 16-17, F Aug 23

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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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    I was suspended from College today for allegedly Harring a woman in my school and I know I spoke of this before stating that I was consistently pursuing her and asking her out...
    Shirazsh Shirazsh 31-35, M Aug 20

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    ...and therefore very poor😔
    Bonamie22 Bonamie22 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    My first day in college! today!! :))
    jemdl21 jemdl21 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 11

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    Meet the Android folks: Models pose at a Samsung Galaxy launch event in Korea.We now have not too long ago been examining the case that Android phones www.ahappymango.com/5-3...
    mengqingli79 mengqingli79 31-35, F Aug 21

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    I wish I could do college over again. My whole life I played sports. I went to a good catholic high school met a wonderful girl my junior year and received a scholarship to play...
    LifeChanges123 LifeChanges123 22-25, M Aug 21

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    I found this link on student doctor network, hope you find it usefulhttp://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/books-to-be-read-for-mbbs-1st-yr.297400/
    yiskah yiskah 18-21 Aug 25

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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 Aug 17

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    I have been in college quite literally since I graduated from high school two years ago and quite honestly I find that I hate the experience. It is not the work or the learning...
    djdeedz djdeedz 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I am officially a University student now, I inscribed today for technical Physics. I'm looking forward to study and I'm already a bit nervous and excited. ;)
    HelenaMai HelenaMai 18-21, F Aug 12

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    Being a straight A student is stressful as heck. I kept a straight A streak all year last year and now, at the beginning of my junior year, I'm stressing a bit because one of my...
    1stepforward3shovesback 1stepforward3shovesback 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    College is starting up in the next couple weeks and I'm excited about the experiences, but also nervous. My brother already attends this college so I've visited and gone to parties...
    elowham elowham 18-21, M Aug 18

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    I do not want to start up college this year with a bad attidude , but I have nothing to look forward too. My classes are pretty much exactly like last year, and I will most likely...
    EyeOfLight EyeOfLight 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I am about to start my Student Journey (With first of October) 500 KM ~ away of home (Like half of my country... mummy ;___;!!). My mum has a lot of friends in city of Uni I am...
    karasugi karasugi 18-21 1 Response Aug 22

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    I'm not going to let other people mess up my experience, but I really really strongly dislike majority of the people at my college. They're all ignorant, disrespectful, immature...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    As a stage two nursing student I am currently doing no such study since the semester started. I'm gonna suffer aren't i...? D:
    I4Nkammie I4Nkammie 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Wow....it has been a long time since I have been on here. Some things have changed, some haven't. I am still in the same relationship...I haven't gotten brave enough to get out of...
    amarieb90 amarieb90 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    whenever i see homeless people, i use to say "oh God i'm so damn lucky", and whenever i see those rich! rich people in their luxury homes on their fancy cars, i use to felt like...
    roxanz roxanz 22-25, M Aug 14

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    today , society will use you as a slave if you're a poor man , well i had to stop going to school since i have no one to support me or fund me i travled illegaly to europe and im...
    calimaro calimaro 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    After graduation, I do plan on going to college. It's something I've always planned on doing since Freshman year. I'm a Senior now, and I've just started applying to many colleges...
    becuuh becuuh 16-17, F Aug 3

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    Educational attainment is a major goal of mine and I want to be formally educated as much as possible. While college degree certainly can open up some career opportunities, it is...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I have always done well in school and had a good support system. I got a full ride scholarship to college and messed up big time. I was miserable in college, didn't have consistent...
    shaybee313 shaybee313 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I don't think I be even in college to be dropping out. College seem so much money. I wanted to go away but that's even more money :(