Funding for EU Residents (includes ROI students)
All HE students will be required to commit themselves to the payment of the full fee due and they must provide evidence that they have sufficient finance to pay course fees or have made a genuine commitment to access financial assistance.
The payment of fees is the responsibility of each student and they may be paid by cash, cheque, credit/debit card or other method approved by the College. Students will be required to pay all course fees at enrolment unless otherwise determined by the College. They are normally collected during enrolment at the beginning of the academic year, but where appropriate, additional fees may be collected at enrolment throughout the year – these additional charges are highlighted within each course’s information section.
Full Time Education
SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland)
This is Ireland’s single national awarding authority for all higher and further education grants. SUSI offers funding to eligible students in approved full-time third-level education in Ireland and also, in some cases, funding for students studying outside the State. They offer support to all types of students, from school leavers to mature students returning to education. SUSI Support Desk Opening Hours: Monday to Friday [9.00am - 5.30pm] Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 0761 08 7874 (from ROI)
Student Loans Company
Student Finance Services is a service provided by the Student Loans Company. We provide financial support to students from the EU entering higher education in Northern Ireland. If you are an EU student studying in Northern Ireland in 2017/18 you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £4,030 to help you pay for your course. Tuition Fee Loans are paid directly to your university or college. The maximum you can borrow depends on the fees charged by your university. It’s not affected by your household income.
Part Time Education
Student Loans Company
Tuition Fee Loan
You could get a Tuition Fee Loan to help pay for your tuition fees. The Tuition Fee Loan available will be reduced by any amount of the Tuition Fee Grant that you get. The Tuition Fee Loan available is: up to £3,022.50
If the tuition fee charged by the college is more than the Tuition Fee Loan available, then you’ll have to fund the difference yourself.
The Tuition Fee Loan is paid directly to your college. The Tuition Fee Loan must be paid back. You’ll also be charged interest on your Tuition Fee Loan from the first day the money is paid to your college until the loan is repaid in full or cancelled.
Tuition Fee Grant
To help with the costs of your study you can apply for a Tuition Fee Grant. The amount of Tuition Fee Grant available to you depend on your course intensity and household income. You must be studying an overall average course intensity of at least 50% to get a Tuition Fee Grant. The Tuition Fee Grant is paid directly to the college. You don’t have to pay this grant back.
Contacting the SLC
By mail: Student Finance Services, PO Box 89 Darlington, County Durham, DL1 9AZ
Telephone: 0141 243 3570 or from outside the UK: +44 (0) 141 243 3570. Opening hours: Monday to Friday – 9am to 5:30pm
Back to Education Allowance
Students studying both further education and higher education courses may be eligible to apply for the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA), which allows people in receipt of certain social welfare payments to retain those payments whilst participating in approved full-time courses in further and higher education.
The BTEA allows qualifying persons to return to full-time education in approved courses while continuing to get income support. Click link below to find out more information regarding BTEA, and your entitlement. Back to Education Allowance
Dundalk Employment Partnership operates a limited system of grant aid to support disadvantaged residents of the Dundalk urban area, in continuing or returning to education. Not all partnerships have such funds and eligibility requirements and amounts vary. Dundalk Employment Partnership
For more information, contact your local partnership:
Dundalk: 042 933 0288; Drogheda: 041 984 2088; Monaghan: 042 974 9500