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This project or operation is part supported by the Irish government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

Student Assistance Fund 2017 – 2018

STUDENT ASSISTANCE BANK DETAILS FORM (PDF)

To be eligible to apply to the Student Assistance Fund this academic year, students must be in receipt of at least one or more of the following categories and evidence must be provided.

  • Students must be in receipt of a social welfare payment or be dependent upon their spouse or partner’s social welfare payment.
  • Students who are dependent on their parent(s)/legal guardian, who are in receipt of a social welfare payment.
  • Students who are in receipt of a SUSI grant or are awaiting the outcome of their application e.g. fees only or maintenance grant.

Applications that meet the above eligibility will be considered and assessed on an individual and confidential basis, however, unfortunately not all applications will be successful due to limited funds.
STUDENTS WHOSE APPLICATION WAS SUCCESSFUL MUST BE FULLY REGISTERED, WITH NO OUTSTANDNG FEES, IN ORDER TO RECEIVE PAYMENT.

Closing date for supporting documentation is 28th October 2016. Students that fail to complete the application form correctly or submit the relevant documents will be excluded from the application process. Please see the FAQ for further information on how to apply.

Successful students will be notified in December of the outcome of their application and payment will be issued in the New Year. Students must be fully registered and have no fees outstanding to receive payment. Successful students will requested to complete a receipt and bank mandate form.

Funding is not available under this fund for the cost of tuition or registration fees.

STEPS ON APPLYING TO THE STUDENT ASSISTANCE FUND

  • Students must meet the eligibility criteria to apply to the Student Assistance Fund
  • Read through the FAQ section below.
  • Complete the SAF Application Form online. Students are advised to complete the form on a computer at an LIT campus. Students may have difficult completing the application form on a personal computer or laptop if the internet explorer is not up to date. Retry opening the form under Google Chrome.
  • Print off Checklist and return the documentation as soon as possible (within the closing date 23rd October) in an envelope to a box at the locations below. Your application is only complete when you return your supporting documentation. The Access Service will not correspond with students who submit an online application form only. 
    • Moylish Campus: Box located in the Access Service Area Block 12
    • LSAD Campus: Main Reception, Clare Street Campus for the attention of LIT Access Service
    • LIT Tipperary: Main reception at each Campus
  • Students will receive an email with the outcome of their application in late December 2016

If you have any queries in regards your application form, please email SAF@lit.ie.

 

SAF Frequently Asked Questions

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Who can apply to the Student Assistance Fund?

How to apply to the fund?

What supporting documentation is required to support my application?

If I am successful in my application what expenses can be considered for funding?

How is my application form assessed?

How do I hear if I am successful in applying for Student Assistance Fund?

Will all students receive notification on the outcome of their application?

If I am successful in my application how do I receive my payment?

How much funding is available to a student from the SAF?

I am repeating a year of college and I am registered on an approved course. Can I apply for the Student Assistance Fund?

Can I apply to the Student Assistance Fund if I am participating in a part-time course?

I am registered on an approved course and am receiving additional support under the Fund for Students with Disabilities. Am I eligible to apply for the Student Assistance Fund?

Can I apply for the fund at any time in the academic year?

If my application to the Student Assistance Fund is not approved, can I appeal the decision of the Student Fund Advisory Committee?

How do I make an appeal?

If I am successful in applying to the Student Assistance Fund in an academic year, does this mean that I will be supported by the fund in a subsequent academic year?

If my application to the Student Assistance Fund is not approved, can I apply again the following academic year?


 

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The Student Assistance Fund is funded by the Irish Government and part funded by the European Social Fund



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