STUDENTS may be able to claim more than £34 cash back from their TV licence.
If students are going back home for the summer and moving out of their university digs they could be eligible.
If there are three calendar months before the licence expires they are entitled to a refund for the unused quarter.
A licence bought in October 2008 cost £139.50 so the refund would be £34.88.Š
Charlotte Hancock, TV Licensing spokesperson for Northern England, said: “At TV Licensing, we know that a little cash injection is always welcome, particularly for hard-up students.
“So long as you purchased your TV Licence in October 2008, and you don’t need it for July, August and September, you could claim a refund of more than £34, by simply filling in a form.
“If you watch live TV on a traditional set, or on a PC or laptop, you need to be covered by a valid TV Licence.
“Our advice is to always make sure you get your Licence by the end of October so that you qualify for a refund at the end of the academic year.”
Ama Uzowuru, vice president for welfare at the National Union of Students, said the end of the university year is usually when students’ money runs out so those eligible should make the most of it.
Information: www.tvlicensing. co.uk/students2009