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    ​I've just applied to study at Kensington and Chelsea college. Luckily for me I'm under 24 and live more than 2 miles away, so I'll be getting the course for free and travel expenses paid for... however I currently live in a flatshare and work full time. My access course is 3 days a week, so I would obviously have to cut down a lot on my working hours, which gives me the problem- how do I financially survive when studying on this course?! I've spoken to the college and they asked me to send a letter explaining my circumstances, which I've done, but in the highly likely event that they do not agree to pay my rent, what other options do I have? I can't move back home... am I best off quitting my job and claiming housing benefit? Am I entitled to any kind of financial support? Help! :confused:
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    You probably can get some housing benefit based on your income and hours of work, check this out: http://local.direct.gov.uk/LDGRedire...LGSL=69&LGIL=0
    ( i don't know how accurate it actually is) How many hours a week your course is could also have an affect.The Citezens advise may be able to advise you and probably have some information about it on their website.
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    (Original post by Gina-G)
    ​I've just applied to study at Kensington and Chelsea college. Luckily for me I'm under 24 and live more than 2 miles away, so I'll be getting the course for free and travel expenses paid for... however I currently live in a flatshare and work full time. My access course is 3 days a week, so I would obviously have to cut down a lot on my working hours, which gives me the problem- how do I financially survive when studying on this course?! I've spoken to the college and they asked me to send a letter explaining my circumstances, which I've done, but in the highly likely event that they do not agree to pay my rent, what other options do I have? I can't move back home... am I best off quitting my job and claiming housing benefit? Am I entitled to any kind of financial support? Help! :confused:

    i have the same exact problem! its really getting me down. the thing is earlier on this year i was on jobseekers and i wanted to get back into education so i can go to uni! the conditions were that i could only study for the part time access course, as i had to be available for work aswell. eventually i gave up on it as the people at the job centre were not very understanding towards your life goals and wanted you to get a job! so i left the course and got a full time job. now i want to go back and do the full time access course but i already find it difficult studying and it was so full on! im just not sure how to go about this working full time AND studying full time. i live in a houseshare so theres no one to help me. same predicament as you!!! i really hope theres something about to make things abit easier. aslo.. if you managed to overcome this let me know how?? much appreciated!! xx
 
 
 
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