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Who is eligible for the Student Assistance Fund?

Who can the Student Assistance Fund support? 

  • Students who registered with CIT participating on a full time third level course of not less than one-year duration leading to an under-graduate qualification. Resources will be targeted at students most in need.
  • Applicants on the Back to Education Allowance, unemployed people, lone parents, and people with disabilities will also be considered.
  • Only students who are registered (fees paid or have a fees payment arrangement in place with the CIT Fees Office) can apply for assistance from the Student Assistance Fund.

This fund is not applicable for the following students:

  1. ETB students (previously known as Fás Students)
  2. Part time students
  3. Students on Springboard courses
  4. Students on Erasmus Programmes
  5. Postgraduate paid research students
  6. Postgraduate students
  7. Students on paid work placement

Should you have any specific questions regarding a section of the form prior to submitting an application please email