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I Am A Poor College Student

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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm a full time college student and work 2 part time jobs.. typically all the money I make goes towards school or my family (since my father passed away two years ago I had to step...
    DarknessOnFire DarknessOnFire 18-21, M May 9

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    My first year at 6th form college didn’t go great, it was soon apparent to me that I was mixing with pupil’s with a greater intellect than I, plus the fact I didn’t want to...
    petebon petebon 51-55, M May 3

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    I'm a college freshmen with the university of West Georgia. My major is in Criminology and thinking about minoring in Philosophy. Is this a good idea? I mean, what are the pros and...
    odessa94 odessa94 18-21, F 2 Responses May 11

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    33... In college... 4 kids... Married... Work full time... I am exhausted
    sincerelynikki sincerelynikki 31-35, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Well I just finished my last final and my freshman year is done....whew.....my first semester was really rough with it being first time away from home and having to figure out how...
    NudistKris NudistKris 18-21, F 5 Responses May 7

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    So this will not be taken down, please read it in the comment section.
    Broadmoore Broadmoore 61-65, M 3 Responses May 8

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    I was born into a lower, working-class family. My father was a Chief petty-officer in the Navy, and a supervisor on the Shipyard so the Navy was a big part of his life I guess. He...
    junkyardsaint junkyardsaint 51-55 5 days ago

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    I dropped out of college Pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea to prepare yourself for my past experience. Honestly I had no other choice nor any help. I guess you may say that I...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 1 Response May 5

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    Those high school students be complaining bout high school and stuffs saying they can't wait to be in college. Just wait til you're in college and experience constant flow of...
    looseflannel looseflannel 16-17, F 11 Responses May 18

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    Shaun Knapp is the President at one of the most widely sought after financial advising firms in Texas, United States of America – Broadsword Student Advantage, LLC. He has...
    caryjhons caryjhons 31-35, M Apr 29

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    So the results for class 12th i.e. the last school year were just released and I secured 85.8% marks and for the first time in my life, I am happy with my marks. In our country...
    uiop09 uiop09 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    So at 32 years old I returned to college, I wanted to gain some new qualifications to better my career options. Well what can I say other than kids, teens, students, gangstas...
    Richard369 Richard369 31-35, M 22 hrs ago

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    Yeah, I do. I'm currently a registered nurse and to school to get my Bachelor's in nursing. I'm hoping to be done paying them off by December/January time. The reason I don't like...
    Elsahen Elsahen 22-25, F May 18

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    I am first year college and its about to end ... I'm always being scared about the next year will I be able to pass them with perfection ... I'm an architecture student and this...
    dnabh dnabh 18-21, F 1 Response May 18

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    I am going into college again, this my third try I think at attempting to get something out of going to school instead of dropping out or not applying to go back. I am determined...
    TerrifiedoftheUnknown TerrifiedoftheUnknown 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    College, its such a different world then you can imagine. Especially when you are a senior in high school and didn't take any pre requisite courses. It is a truly incredible place...
    ksu18 ksu18 18-21, M Apr 28

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    My majors is graphic design and my minor is theater. I've been drawing as long as I can remember, and I want to do it professionally. I chose theater as my minor because I love...
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M May 3

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    All it shows is the ability to retain fact and demonstrates a desire to study. Although even the latter is questioned when many students party for 3/4 of the year before swatting...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Well.. It has been 3 years studying in my college, but somehow it feels hollow. I feel as if I am living someone else's life. I do not feel any passion in what I am doing right now...
    sandpapar sandpapar 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I had been trying to be "zen" about still being unemployed - but honestly, I am just angry at the whole ordeal. It's not that I "deserve" a job after graduating college, but isn't...
    gillybeans gillybeans 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 29

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    Hello ladies and gents!I am about to turn 20 years old and I feel old as hell. Time doesn't stop and that is whats so scary. I don't want to just exist, I want to live! I am from...
    TayRayy TayRayy 18-21, F 2 Responses May 16

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    I was a student . Now I'm a civil engineer .. it's wide branch and I like it .. I think we are builders of the earth
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 1

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    Im nearly a second year Construction/Civil Engineering student. Going well so far but boy is it a men's club in this field. Don't think I've ever studied for anything where I've...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 1 Response May 4

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    The struggle is real, hard work means money, money means college, college means money and visit her. Eta to college three months.
    NomadAngel117 NomadAngel117 18-21, M May 5

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    I graduated from a college in Boston I can honestly say it was one of the most hardest times in my life an busyist I was preety popular their was teachers their who I hated an as...
    batman1a batman1a 31-35, M May 9

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    One of my young students is so beautiful And she loved our inadvertent touches as I worked with her Which became intentional I became her after-school maths tutor The touching...
    mathstrainer mathstrainer 61-65, M May 11

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    It's been a really long time since I had not write a story over there! :) This year I am doing my third year at the university. I am in charge of their Facebook Page. We (as a...
    MissM12 MissM12 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    So basically we got together when I was 18 and he was 22. I was lonely and young and hurting from being recently dumped and he made me feel good. Looking back on it it wasn't that...
    alunna alunna 22-25, F Apr 29

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    My mother and father were ignorant and poor. My dad died in debt, had nothing. I had to struggle in school to just pass no matter how hard I tried. I have had nothing but lousy...
    emmellw emmellw 41-45, M May 12

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    There is nothing worse than poor hygiene in my opinion. A smelly filthy hairy un-kept person is just nasty to me. Animals are dumb and don't know any better, but people of...
    wjk1849 wjk1849 46-50, M May 20

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    I am currently just realizing that I really want to go away for college to a 4 year school but I'm going to a community college, my grades are a lot better than most of my class...
    noriebby noriebby 18-21, F 2 Responses May 1

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    Most non-Argentinian people would call me lucky because college in my country is free. Yep, in Argentina you can become a doctor without spending a single penny. However I am going...
    elsasaunt elsasaunt 16-17, F 3 Responses May 12

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    I am still in college/university. I am currently still working as a prostitute so i can afford fees/rent/food/clothes/learning tool etc.. I cant work during the day and nightshift...
    CrystalSapphire CrystalSapphire 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Damn, I bombed it pretty nasty this semester. I was looking over my grades and noticed a sharp decline. I went from getting A's and B's to F's. Damn. I need to get my **** straight...