I am still a student until May 16, so I want to take advantage of anything I can until that time.
They're both fine pieces of software.
But beyond that, we can't really advise you, you haven't told us anything about your needs for photographic software.
In any case, don't take the word of a stranger across the internet, you should download the 30-day free trial of Lightroom and see for yourself if it does what you want. And if you're going to try it for 30 days, make sure you view some tutorial videos about Lightroom. Do NOT skip this step! Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 | Adobe TV