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Friday, October 1, 2010

The Woes of a Poor Student

Posted on Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 12:31 AM

I really, really, really hate you, student loans. So much. I wish I had just gotten a line of credit when I started university four years ago.

I don't understand why, when I applied as soon as I possibly could, you guys waited until the last week and a half of August to inform me that you needed additional info before you could fully assess my loan because you somehow think, as a part-time working student, I earned $34,000 last year. Better yet, we sent that in ASAP and they said they received it on the 23rd of August and it said it would be 4-6 weeks before it would be assessed. And now, it's approaching the very last day of September, I still don't have my loan, and thanks to having to cut back on shifts at work due to school (that thing I'm attending so that maybe, someday, my children won't have to apply for one of you), I have less than half of my rent money to pay, my credit card is nearly maxed out, and for the first time in four years that I've been living without my parents, I had to borrow money from them. I wish I could have been prepared better financially, and I suppose it is my fault for being so, but this is perhaps the first time that they've ever fucked me over this badly.

Student loans, I hate you. You're causing me a shitload of stress. Please give me money so I can buy food, my last textbook (which I have a test in that class tomorrow, whee), and pay my credit card off as well as my parents. Oh, and my tuition. —Wish I wasn't so poor



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