PREPARING to go to college can be a stressful time for both students and their families, particularly when it comes to finances and sourcing rental accommodation.
ith this in mind the South Munster Citizens information Service has put together a handy and timely guide highlighting the financial supports available to new and returning students and their parents.
A spokesperson for the service said the main financial support for students moving out of home and starting college for the first time is the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant, which typically accepts applications up until late 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
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