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

€23,500
Reckonable income must be under

€23,500
Reckonable income must be under

€23,500
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

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