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Grants and tuition fees

  • 06-03-2012 12:33am
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    Registered Users Posts: 20 ✭✭✭ RC92


    Im a bit confused about grants and tuition fees when it comes to PLC. i dropped out of UCC recently and so must pay half tuition fees next year. How does this work with PLC? Also is the same grant? Lets say i do 1 year in a PLC and 4 in uni do i not get a grant the final year?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 20 ✭✭✭ RC92


    ?? No one has any info ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 20 ✭✭✭ RC92


    Extremely Helpful guys.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,937 implausible


    RC92 wrote: »
    Extremely Helpful guys.

    With that attitude, it's tempting not to reply.

    However, if you were to do a PLC in a VEC centre, the govt fee is only E200 + whatever the college charges. If you have a medical card or are in receipt of a grant, you are exempt from the E200. You only get the grant once for each year of a course as long as you are progressing through the national framework of qualifications. As you received a grant for your 1st year in university, you will not be entitled to a grant for doing a PLC as you are not progressing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20 ✭✭✭ RC92


    Apologies, i was just frustrated at the lack of responses. Thank you for replying. I recieved 1/3 of the grant a was to get last year then dropped out, am i not entitled to the remaining 2/3? I got it stopped officially too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,937 implausible


    RC92 wrote: »
    Apologies, i was just frustrated at the lack of responses. Thank you for replying. I recieved 1/3 of the grant a was to get last year then dropped out, am i not entitled to the remaining 2/3? I got it stopped officially too.

    That I don't know. The only ones who will be able to answer that for certain is the grant awarding authority, but I'd imagine that they will see you doing a lower (level 5) course as an obstacle to paying out the remainder of a grant awarded for a higher level. If they did award it, they might then refuse to give you a grant until you had progressed from 1st year university level.

    Your best bet is to get onto the county council/VEC and ask them directly.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 414 ✭✭ Further Ed.


    All grants will now be handled by a central agency as a new ONLINE ONLY grant applications system is being introduced for 2012. All new applications will be made online to a single awarding authority, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) through www.studentfinance.ie.

    They are the best people to contact.


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