Hi,Im am currently working but i would like to go back to college in sep to do a masters.Would i qualify for a grant?thanks
There are no maintenance grants for masters anymore. You can get a grant towards fees only. The grant would be assessed on your income at october 2011.
2011 income limits are here but these will probably change
Thanks ,would I be entitled to dole then while doing masters?
No. I don't think you would as you are currently working. With BTEA even if you are unemployed there are very few awards for Postgraduate. The only reason I know this however is because I have been researching. You may get a more definitive answer.
You can apply for grant for pg course but grant only covers fees. they will take into account your change of circumstance i.e. that you will have left your job when they assess your application. look at studentfinance.ie or facebook.com/susisupport
with regards to your dole, you wouldn't get that because you won't be available for work because you are in fulltime education and I think to qualify for BTEA yo have to be unemployed for the previous 9 months prior to attending college.
hope this helps.
Masters courses aren't covered under BTEA anyway.
Sometimes they are