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Financial Assistance

Student Assistance Fund

The Student Assistance Fund is funded by the Irish Government and part funded by the European Social Fund Program for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014 – 2020.

Administered by the Access Service, the Fund provides limited support for full-time and part-time (excluding night study) registered LIT students who are in on-going financial difficulties and must meet the application eligibility criteria. Funding is not available under this fund for the cost of tuition or registration fees.

Unfortunately not all applications will be successful due to limited funds. Students who apply to the fund are assessed on an individual and confidential basis.
Students whose application is successful and in order to receive payment must meet the following conditions:-

  • Fully registered
  • No outstanding registration fees.
  • Complete the application form correctly
  • Submit the relevant documents

Please see the FAQ for further information on how to apply.

Online applications available online from the 24th September 2018, closing date of the 26th October 2018.

We will use the data provided on the application form to assess your application for the Student Assistance Fund (‘SAF’). If your application is successful, the data provided will be retained by LIT in line with our Data Retention Schedule and in accordance with the requirements of the HEA and the ESF. LIT is required to provide SAF data to the HEA and the ESF in order to allow them to monitor and report on the use of funding from the European Structural and Investment Fund. In the event that your application is not successful, your application will not be retained and will be securely disposed of.

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.

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