I know what you mean. My school is about 4 hours from where I live and have a job so I have to stay on campus. I have pretty much taken every loan, grant, and scholarship
they have thrown at me (still does not cover 100% of my school bill, so there is nothing left over for books, supplies, gas, ect...)! I work during all my vacations (usually 40+ hours a week) so as to pay for my extra expenses. I am fortunate to have great parents and Grandparents who slip me some money or fill my gas tank or buy me a few groceries when I do get to see them. But it's still rough! I have had to cut back on a lot of my spending, no new scrubs
for work (though I desperately need them!), no ice coffees (only as a treat), ect...
hang in there we will get through this!