Advice for student with Grants and Renting – The Avondhu Press

SUPPORTS AVAILABLE

It’s that time of year where parents and their school leaving children are preparing for going to college for the first time. The main financial support for students or their parents if they are perhaps moving out and starting college for the first time is the Student Grant from SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland).

SUSI typically accepts late applications up until November. This is a means tested grant which may cover the fees (student contribution) and provide maintenance.

The limits that apply to the grant vary, but if the student was coming from a family with less than four dependent children, in order to qualify for the maximum rate of grant the total net income in the previous tax year would have to have been €39,875 or less.

That refers to both the parents income and

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