Student Grants and Financial Assistance
This page provides information on the various financial supports available to students studying at LYIT.
Student Grant –Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI)
The student grant is the main source of financial help available from the Irish State for students in full-time higher education courses. Decisions on grants are made wholly by SUSI, LYIT has no input into grant decisions. Note, it is important that you familiarise yourself with the cutoff dates for grant applications. For further information and how to apply click here.
You are required to apply for a renewal of your Grant each year. When you are applying to get your grant renewed you will be requested by grant authorities to provide evidence that you are eligible to re-register on your programme.
Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)
If you are unemployed, parenting alone or have a disability and are getting certain payments from the Department of Social Protection, you may take part in a second or third level education course and get a Back to Education Allowance (BTEA). Further information on BTEA can be found here.
It is important to note that you cannot get the BTEA and the maintenance component of a student grant together.