Student Assistance Fund

Just a little reminder about the Student Assistance Fund. If, because of any changes in your circumstances, you find yourself in severe financial hardship, you can apply for the Student Assistance Fund. Below is a description and more information about this Fund and who is eligible to apply for it.

Student Assistance Fund

As part of an ongoing funding initiative to tackle educational disadvantage in the third-level sector, an E.S.F aided Student Assistance fund is administered by the Institute on behalf of the H.E.A. The fund is intended to tackle educational disadvantage by providing financial support to disadvantaged students who require additional support to enable them to fully benefit from their third-level studies.

All full time students of the Institute, registered on a program of one year or more duration, are eligible to apply for assistance from the fund. It is important to note that, as the Fund is limited, students are not automatically entitled to assistance based on their circumstances. It is a matter for the Institute to target the Fund's resources at those disadvantaged students most in need. Application forms for this fund are available from the Student Services Centre.