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Money matters most


Over one million visits have been made to www.studentfinance.ie since its launch in January 2008.

A comprehensive and user-friendly guide to financial supports for students, the website continues to be a valuable resource for anyone considering going to college through the provision of clear, up-todate information on financial supports available.

It also acts as a reference point for education and guidance personnel.

The website is an initiative of the National Access Office, a unit within the Higher Education Authority (HEA), and provides information on the full range of student supports, including maintenance grants, the Fund for Students with Disabilities, the Back to Education Allowance and the Student Assistance Fund.

The Maintenance Grant section of www.studentfinance.ie provides a convenient step-by-step guide to eligibility in clear, userfriendly terms and can guide students through the eligibility requirements of the schemes in a way which is relevant to individual circumstances.

Contact details are also provided for all the local authorities and Vocational Education Committees (VECs) who currently administer the grant.

Irish Independent