Monday December 16, 2019

Jump in number of students applying for hardship grants

1st March, 2015
Mater Dei in Dublin reported the highest increase in demand for grants from the Student Assistance Fund

The number of students applying for grants from the government-funded Student Assistance Fund has increased by an average of 28 per cent, according to a Higher Education Authority (HEA) survey.

However, some higher education institutions have reported an increase of as much as 100 per cent in the number of students applying to the fund, which offers help to students experiencing financial hardship.

The fund is allocated annually to higher education institutions and gives financial support to...

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