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Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance @ LIT

Student Assistance Fund

The Student Assistance Fund is funded by the Irish Government and part funded by the European Social Fund under the Human Capital Investment Operational Programme. Administered by the Access Service, the Fund provides limited support for full-time LIT students who are in on-going financial difficulties. Students who apply to the fund are assessed on an individual and confidential basis. Funding is not available under this fund for the cost of tuition or registration fees.

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LIT Childcare Subsidy

The Limerick Institute of Technology Childcare Subsidy administered by the Access Service provides limited support for whole-time LIT students who are in financial difficulty with childcare costs and therefore require additional financial support to enable them in so far as is possible to participate fully in their studies while at the Institute. LIT Childcare Subsidy provides funding for children in childcare up to the age of 3 years. Students who apply to the fund are assessed on an individual and confidential basis. Students will be required to produce financial information to support their application for assistance. Funding is approved by the Student Funding Advisory Committee.

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Mature Student Book Lending Scheme

The Mature Student Book Lending Scheme is funded by the Student Assistance Fund and is available to full-time LIT mature students. Eligible students can apply to the scheme to receive two books on loan from the Access Book Scheme available stock. Due to funding restrictions, the Access Service is unable to purchase new books for each individual student. Students interested in availing of the scheme must print and complete the form available through the link below and return to the box in your campus library. The closing date for the scheme is 31st October 2014. Application Forms can be downloaded here.

Once your books are available for collection, Colette Real from the library will contact you. If you have any queries in regards your application, please email colette.real@lit.ie.


Fund for Students with Disabilities

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.

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Student Grant

The student grant is the main source of financial help available from the Irish State for students in full-time Post Leaving Certificate Courses (PLCs) and full-time higher education undergraduate/postgraduate courses. For eligible students, the grant is there to help with the various costs of participating in further or higher education. Students on part-time courses, access or foundation courses (in higher education institutions) and short courses are not eligible to apply for a student grant.

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HEA Student Finance Website

For all information on these funds and all funding available to students in higher education. The website is user friendly and comprehensive that will help students and their families navigate through financial support systems.

Visit www.studentfinance.ie.


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