Eligibility for a student grant is based on annual family income.
For a family with fewer than four children the income limit is €41,000 for a full maintenance grant. Families on up to €47,000 can get part maintenance.
Income thresholds are higher for families with four or more children.
Students with parents on slightly higher incomes may be eligible for a grant to have fees paid.
The maintenance grants range from €305 up to almost €6,000, depending on family income and the distance of the family home from the college.