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GRANTS are usually decided on the basis of the previous year's income.
For most PAYE taxpayers it is a straightforward process. If they are under the income threshold, their children qualify. If they are over, then it is tough luck.
Generally, a family with one child in college will not get a full grant if it has a net income of more than €41,110 a year.