Student Assistance Fund

As part of an initiative to tackle educational disadvantage, an ESF aided Student Assistance Fund has been made available to CIT by the Department of Education and Skills.

The Student Assistance Fund provides financial support to full or part-time students of CIT, studying on campus or remotely, who are experiencing financial difficulties. Students can apply for the Student Assistance Fund to help with either temporary or ongoing financial difficulties. The Student Assistance Fund is designed to provide a source of financial support in addition to the SUSI grant.

The Student Assistance Fund is administered on a strictly confidential basis and each application will be considered on the basis of the application form and the supporting documentation provided. 

General information regarding the SAF

Applicants must be students registered with CIT participating on a third level course of not less than one-year duration leading to an under-graduate or post-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 payment arrangement in place with the CIT Fees Office) can apply for assistance from the Student Assistance Fund.
  • Student Contribution Fees or Tuition Fees are not supported via the SAF. 


The 2020/2021 application form is available to download via the link below;

SAF Application Form 2020/21 


Please note this application is a fillable online form using Adobe, we ask that you don’t print and handwrite the application. 

No paper application forms are available due to COVID-19. 


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


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“Third Level Access is co-funded by the Department of Education and Skills and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020”.