Came to Los Angeles to further my study years ago. Basically, I was self-supporting, except for tuition fee. I also received partial scholarship for my tuition. And I worked several part time jobs in the college to earn my living expenses.
I needed a computer to do my homework as well as to communicate with family back home. My father was kind enough to send me the money for a desktop. Since I couldn't really afford to pay retail price for them, I looked around for cheap but quality student software. Luckily, I was able to survive all my 3 college years here by supporting myself.