November 30th, 2002

£800

The state has given me £800.

It has come at about just the right time. I have reached my overdraft limit and my credit card is.. well not leaving me with much credit. (double figures left)

£500 of it is a student loan top-up which I'll have to pay back when I'm in a graduate job with my income tax in the normal way with the rest my loan. £300 is a grant which I don't have to repay.

The problem is, neither will clear for about ten days to a fortnight which in the mean time makes me skint. On monday, I am therefore going to have to plead with the bank for more credit on my overdraft as a tempory measure. Hopefully the letter telling me my hardship money has been accepted will be good enough reason for the bank to do this, knowing i'm good for it and all that.