I have had NOT A SINGLE PENNY from either my father or my mother (who I have not seen in years). My dad and stepmother got a brand new kitchen rather than help me pay for my education, and I have no other family to help. I have had to slog my guts out for the last year working with someone who tried to put me in hospital everytime I saw him, along with the rest of my team. I am still having to slog my guts out to try to afford the fees I have to pay, with no help from family. My boyfriend is wonderful getting out loans to try to help, but he works abroad so isn't around much.
The only time I get to play with RIBs is when I am volounteeting with the scouts, in the times when I should se studying at home or sleeping.
So don't bother trying to tell me that a student has an easy life.