PLC Income Threshold Tables and Grant Award Rates

The maintenance grant is the only funding available to PLC students

  • Tuition students and students in receipt of a BTEA (Back to Education Allowance) or VTOS (Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme) payment are not eligible to receive the maintenance grant.
  • The maintenance grant is a contribution towards day-to-day living costs and is paid directly to eligible students through nine monthly installments over the course of the academic year.
  • Maintenance grants are paid at an adjacent and non-adjacent rate. Students must ordinarily reside over 45km from where they intend to study to be eligible for the non-adjacent rate.
  • The total amount of the grant will depend on the level of a student’s reckonable income. The table below details the income thresholds and maintenance payments for PLC students (thresholds are in bold).
Rate Less than 4 dependent children
Between 4 and 7 dependent children
8 or more dependent childrenIncome Threshold Increase per additional person in college
Special Rate of maintenance
Threshold
Reckonable income must be under

€23,000
Reckonable income must be under

€23,000
Reckonable income must be under

€23,000
Special Adj. Rate
Rate of Maintenance grant available
(45km or Under

€2,375

€2,375

€2,375
Special Non Adj. Rate
Rate of Maintenance grant available
(Over 45 km)

€5,915

€5,915

€5,915
100%
Rate of maintenance
Threshold
Reckonable income must be under

€39,875
Reckonable income must be under

€43,810
Reckonable income must be under

€47,575



+€4,830
100% Adj.
Rate of Maintenance grant available
(45km or Under)

€1,215

€1,215

€1,215
100% Non Adj.
Rate of Maintenance grant available
(Over 45 km

€3,025

€3025

€3,025
75%
Rate of maintenance
Threshold
Reckonable income must be under

€40,970
Reckonable income must be under

€45,025
Reckonable income must be under

€48,890



+€4,670
75% Adj.
Rate of Maintenance grant available
(45km or Under)

€910

€910

€910
75% Non Adj.
Rate of Maintenance grant available
(Over 45 km)

€2,270

€2,270

€2,270
50%
Rate of maintenance
Threshold
Reckonable income must be under

€43,380
Reckonable income must be under

€47,670
Reckonable income must be under

€51,760



+€4,670
50% Adj.
Rate of Maintenance grant available
(45km or Under)

€605

€605

€605
50% Non Adj.
Rate of Maintenance grant available
(Over 45 km)

€1,515

€1,515

€1,515
25%
Rate of maintenance
Threshold
Reckonable income must be under

€45,790
Reckonable income must be under

€50,325
Reckonable income must be under

€54,630



+€4,670
25% Adj.
Rate of Maintenance grant available
(45km or Under)

€305

€305

€305
25% Non Adj.
Rate of Maintenance grant available
(Over 45km)

€755

€755

€755