Postgraduate Income Thresholds and Grant Award Rates

  • Depending on the level of a student’s reckonable income, they may qualify for either a Postgraduate Fee Contribution of €2,000 or a Postgraduate Fee Grant, up to a maximum of €6,270, towards the cost of their fees. In order to receive the maximum funding, students must meet the criteria for the special rate of grant

 

  • Postgraduate students who are eligible for the Postgraduate Fee Contribution of €2,000 are not eligible to receive the maintenance grant. However, students who are eligible for the Postgraduate Fee Grant (Special Rate) are also entitled to the special rate of maintenance grant. It should be noted however that students in receipt of Back To Education Allowance (BTEA) and Tuition students are not eligible for a maintenance grant.

 

Postgraduate Income Thresholds and Grant Award Rates

Rate
Less than 4 dependent children
Between 4 and 7 dependent children
8 or more dependent children
Income Threshold Increase per additional person in college
Postgraduate fee contribution
(special rate)


Reckonable income must be under

€23,000
Reckonable income must be under

€23,000
Reckonable income must be under

€23,000
Rate of Fee contribution grant available
Maximum €6,270

Maximum €6,270

Maximum €6,270
Special Rate Adj.
Rate of Maintenance grant available
(45Km or Under)

€2,375

€2,375

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

€5,915

€5,915

€5,915
Postgraduate fee contribution
(standard rate)


Reckonable income must be under

€31,500
Reckonable income must be under

€34,615
Reckonable income must be under

€37,580



+€4,980
Rate of Fee contribution grant available
€2,000


€2,000


€2,000