Student Finance Information

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Studentfinance.ie
provides information on course fees and details on eligibility requirements for free fees. In addition, you will find out all you need to know about other sources of assistance for students, such as the Fund for Students with Disabilities, the Back to Education Allowance and the Student Assistance Fund. You can find answers to possible questions you may have by accessing our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section. Lastly, it provides details and links to a range of other organisations and websites that may be of interest and/or assistance.

Student Grant

The Student Grant is the main source of financial assistance and anyone who is thinking of embarking on further study should investigate whether they are eligible, and, if so, submit an application. The Student Grant section of studentfinance.ie is the most comprehensive source of information on the available schemes that you will find anywhere in Ireland. It provides a handy step-by-step guide to eligibility in clear, plain English

They provide information on course fees and details on eligibility requirements for free fees. In addition, you will find out all you need to know about other sources of assistance for students, such as the Fund for Students with Disabilities, the Back to Education Allowance and the Student Assistance Fund. You can find answers to possible questions you may have by accessing our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section. Lastly, they provide details and links to a range of other organisations and websites that may be of interest and/or assistance.

Information on grant eligibility and how to apply is available at the SUSI website www.susi.ie

Before making an application, students are encouraged to refer to the grant eligibility criteria,  to use the eligibility reckoner and to view tips for applicants provided on the SUSI website.
 

1916 Bursary Fund – Programme for Access to Higher Education

The 1916 Bursary Fund was announced by the Minister for Education and Skills on 30 December, 2017.  The purpose of this funding is to encourage participation and success by students from sections of society that are significantly under-represented in higher education.

This funding will support the awarding of 200 new bursaries by higher education institutions to students for each of the next three academic years commencing in 2017-18.

Fund for Students with Disabilites
The Fund for Students with Disabilities allocates funding to further and higher education colleges for the provision of services and supports to full-time students with disabilities. The Fund aims to ensure that students can participate fully in their academic programmes and are not disadvantaged by reason of a disability.

Student Assistance Fund
The student assistance fund provides financial assistance for full-time higher education students who are experiencing financial difficulties whilst attending college.  Students can apply for Student Assistance to help them with either temporary or ongoing financial difficulties. The Student Assistance Fund provides a further source of funding for higher education students in addition to the Student Grant. 

Back to Education Allowance
The Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) allows qualifying persons to return to full-time education in approved courses while continuing to get income support.

The BTEA allows people in receipt of certain social welfare payments to retain those payments whilst participating in approved full-time courses in further and higher education. 

Course Fees
Free Fees Initiative - Criteria for Determining Eligibility. 

Other Finance: Bursaries & Scholarships
Did you know that there is a broad range of bursay or scholarship schemes in operation which provide an opportunity for students to access additional financial support if they meet the criteria?  Schemes are available which are specifically targeted at students with limited means, students with disabilities and students from minority ethnic groups.  In the main, bursary or scholarship schemes are focussed on higher rather than further education, however there are a number of exceptions. Studentfinance.ie  has compiled details of schemes currently in operation.  The list does not contain every scheme available in Ireland.

Postgraduate Students
Students entering new postgraduate courses from September 2012 onwards will make their online application to SUSI.  

Uversity - Higher Education Scholarships for Adult Learners 

UNLOCKING POTENTIAL, REALISING AMBITIONS

Uversity’s Scholarships are intended to unlock adult learners’ potential. By providing meaningful, multi-annual financial support, Uversity’s Scholarships aim to remove the financial barriers to pursue a Bachelor’s degree for the first time. Scholarships are not limited to particular subject areas and will enable recipients to complete a bachelor’s degree in one of the participating institutions in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.

Uversity’s Scholarships will provide financial support to individuals 23 years or older who wish to purse a Bachelor’s degree in any subject in one of the  participating institutions

Uversity understands that there are many financial barriers preventing people realise their ambitions to receive a Bachelor’s degree. Aside from the direct costs of tuition, fees, books and IT there are day to day living costs such as childcare and transport to be taken care of to enable full-time education. The Uversity Scholarships take account of each individual’s circumstances and aim to provide full financial support for the full period of study.

The Scholarship will cover some or all of the following costs:

  • Registration & tuition fees
  • Pre-enrolment education assessments if required
  • Laptop, books and other materials
  • Wifi and telephone access
  • Transportation
  • Childcare/Family support
  • Living expenses e.g. accommodation/maintenance etc.

Scholarship amounts will vary depending on recipients’ circumstances and will be allocated on a needs basis which will be assed via application and interview. Payments will be made on a phased basis over the course of the degree programme and subject to continued academic registration and progress.

Please see eligibility details here.


























































































































































































































































































































































































































 



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