Your Finances

Funding your next steps in 3rd level is a worry for many students. It makes sense to plan and figure out how you are going to go about it. A very helpful website,, provides information on several financial assistance schemes available in Ireland.

The Student Grant is the main source of financial assistance available. The eligibilty reckoner on can be used to check eligibility for the student grant.

Student Assistance Fund:

The Student Assistance Fund provides a further source of funding for higher education students in addition to the Student Grant. The Student Assistance Fund (SAF) is administered through the Access Office in AIT.

How to Apply:

Download the SAF Application Form and complete in full. Return the application form and appropriate receipts/documentation to the Access Administrator in room D07 on the D corridor.

All correspondence in relation to your application will be sent to your student email address. It is your responsibility to check your email on a regular basis.

In general, due to demand for Student Assistance, participating colleges are not able to approve all applications they receive, funding is targeted to those students most in need of financial support

Important Dates:

The Student Assistance Fund Application Form for each academic year will be available online from Sept. 1.

The Student Assistance Fund is funded by the Irish Government and part funded by the European Social Fund Program for Employ-ability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014 - 2020.

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