Grants and scholarships to beat the budget blues – The Irish Times

Going to college can be expensive at the best of times, but with part-time jobs in short supply because of the Covid-19 crisis – and many parents out of work – students might find money tighter than usual. So how can students get through the year, and what sort of grants or supports are available?

Maintenance grants

Eleanor Murphy, communications and customer services manager at Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI), Ireland’s national awarding authority for all higher and further education grants.

“The key thing for anyone planning to attend a further or higher education college is to get their application in to us as soon as possible,” she says. “It doesn’t matter whether or not they have accepted a course, because you can apply to SUSI early. We just need an indication of the course that they hope to study, though we know that can change; if they tell us

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