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Financial Support

Student Assistance Fund

ScholarshipsThe Curve helps students from low income families and those who traditionally have not progressed to third level study or those from areas of high unemployment to access higher education.

This help includes financial aid such as the Student Assistance Fund. This limited fund provides financial support to students experiencing short or long-term financial difficulties while attending higher education.

The Student Assistance Fund is managed by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) on behalf of the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.  The Student Assistance Fund in LYIT is overseen by the SAF committee  comprising the Access Officer, the Chaplain, the SU Welfare Officer and the SAF Administrator

For further information click here

Laptop Loan Scheme

LYIT is delighted to be in a position to help our students by lending laptops in the coming academic year.

As part of the package of COVID supports for higher and further education institutions, the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science has allocated funding to support disadvantaged students in the higher education sector in accessing ICT devices.

However due to the limited number of laptops, priority will be given to 1st Year Students – 1st come 1st served. The Online Application Form is available here

Note that students in receipt of the SUSI Grant/Social Welfare payments or students in need of support who can provide the P21 form will be prioritised.