School supply requirements vary based on the school. Students that live near their school are required to have the basics on hand each day: paper, pencils, pens, arithmatic sets. If these students don't have the funds for a uniform, shoes & lunch, they are not allowed to attend. This can set them back days, weeks or months.
Students that need to live in on-campus housing are required to have a more extensive supply list including: toothbrush, paste, toilet paper, laundry soap, shoe polish, blanket, matress, and body soap, metal locker with key, broom, brushes, and underclothing.