Outside the State Income Thresholds and Grant Award Rates

PLC Students

PLC courses are only available within the State and similar courses which lead to further education awards outside of the State are not eligible for student grant assistance.

Undergraduate Students

The Maintenance Grant is the only funding available to undergraduate students pursuing approved courses outside the Irish State.  Tuition students and students in receipt of a BTEA (Back to Education Allowance) 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.

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 undergraduate students (thresholds are in bold).

Postgraduate Students (Northern Ireland only)

A Fee Grant is the only funding available to Postgraduate students pursuing approved courses in Northern Ireland. Postgraduate students are not eligible to receive the Maintenance Grant and Tuition students are not eligible for any grant funding to pursue any course outside the State.

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.

 

Outside the State Undergraduate Income Thresholds and Grant Award Rates

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

Outside the State Postgraduate (Northern Ireland Only) 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

€23,500
Reckonable income must be under

€23,500
Reckonable income must be under

€23,500
Rate of Fee contribution grant available Maximum of
€6,270
Maximum of
€6,270
Maximum of €6,270
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

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