There are many costs to consider when going to college.  We would be happy to talk you through them so pop into us and ask us any questions that you may have!  What we have below is a free guide for Leaving Cert Students to download that explains the ins and outs of The Student Grant.

Some of the costs of going to college:

  • PLC Programme Participant Contribution of €200 per year for Level 5/6 (Colleges for Further Ed).  You are exempt from this if you qualify for The Student Grant.
  • Student Contribution of up to €3,000 per year for Level 7/8 (ITs/ Universities). You are exempt from this if you are eligible for The Student Grant.
  • Fee for student facilities e.g. internet, services
  • Exam fees
  • Costs for specific courses e.g. Art material for design courses, – some course material can cost over €2,000
  • Travel Costs


The main source of funding for students is ‘The Student Grant’.  You apply for this through SUSI.  If you have any difficulty in applying for it again just call in to one of us and we can help!!

Click here for the Student Grant Rough Guide

Rough guide to student grant


The next post will outline other supports and funding available for students.

Any questions; here is how  you can contact us.