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    Hi guys,

    I am a second year undergraduate at the University of Hull, studying English and Theology. This is the first year that I have lived away from home and really enjoyed the experience. However, I have experienced severe financial problems. I couldn't have no money in my bank account and £3000 worth of commercial debt. I withdrew from the university in February, but later decided to intercalate and return in September. I will have to repeat the year because I missed the deadline for two assignments due to the reasons above. This means that I will not graduate with the people who I started my degree with.

    As a result, I have received no government finance since February. This has only increased my debt. I will receive no money until September, but this will be needed to cover accomodation. It is difficult to find a job at present. I have spoken to the Advice Centre at my university. They suggested negotiating with creditors, which I have managed to do. The deadline for the hardship fund has now passed.

    If I claimed government benefits, I would receive Job Seeker's and Housing Benefit. Although this works out at less than a full time student, it does mean that there will be less expenses.

    Any advice will be much appreciated.

    Many thanks
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    Hi guys,

    I am a second year undergraduate at the University of Hull, studying English and Theology. This is the first year that I have lived away from home and really enjoyed the experience. However, I have experienced severe financial problems. I couldn't have no money in my bank account and £3000 worth of commercial debt. I withdrew from the university in February, but later decided to intercalate and return in September. I will have to repeat the year because I missed the deadline for two assignments due to the reasons above. This means that I will not graduate with the people who I started my degree with.

    As a result, I have received no government finance since February. This has only increased my debt. I will receive no money until September, but this will be needed to cover accomodation. It is difficult to find a job at present. I have spoken to the Advice Centre at my university. They suggested negotiating with creditors, which I have managed to do. The deadline for the hardship fund has now passed.

    If I claimed government benefits, I would receive Job Seeker's and Housing Benefit. Although this works out at less than a full time student, it does mean that there will be less expenses.

    Any advice will be much appreciated.

    Many thanks
    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but if you intend to claim job seekers allowance whilst at university (if I've understood correctly) then the claim will be rejected by the jobcenter.

    You can't claim JSA while you are a student.

    Is there anybody at university you could discuss your money issues with, in the welfare department maybe?
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    This is true. I am aware of this. Obviously claiming JSA would be an alternative to attending university.
 
 
 
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