When you consider the high cost of going to college, it's well worth taking a look at the opportunities available to supplement them in some way.
The Student Grant Scheme
Students attending full-time Higher Education courses (Level 6-9) and full-time Further Education courses (Level 5-6) can get financial support through the means-tested Student Grant Scheme.
The student grant is made up of a Maintenance Grant and a Fee Grant. The Maintenance Grant is a contribution towards living costs and the Fee Grant can cover Tuition fees, Student contribution and the Cost of essential field trips associated with yur course. In general, if you qualify for a maintenance grant, you will also qualify for whatever elements of a fee grant apply to your situation.
SUSI is the centralised online system for processing student grant applications.
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Scholarships and Awards
It may surprise you to discover that there are over 300 scholarships and bursaries available in third level institutions across Ireland with a wide variety of criteria for eligibility. These can range from entrance scholarships for exceptional academic results, to supports for sports excellence, or talent in particular subject areas such as music or the arts and many, many more. It is well worth taking the time to investigate the options.
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