From time to time, a student may experience financial hardship. Student Services administers a Student Assistance Fund - which is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020. This funding is available to assist students who find themselves in financial difficulties. Application forms are available from the website and from the Student Services Officer Una Roberts. Email email@example.com
All applicants for the fund must be interviewed by the Student Services Officer and then your application is submitted to the Welfare Committee for allocation of funding.
More information about the Student Assistance Fund is available at the following link http://www.stangelas.nuigalway.ie/departments/details.php?dept=Student%20Services&&info=Student%20Assistance%20Fund
See below for possible reasons why students in financial hardship may apply for assistance. (This is not a definitive list).
- Class Materials
- Heating/lighting bills
- Travel of an urgent or essential nature
- Medical expenses - i.e. doctor or dental visits
- Family breakdown
- Students who have family obligations, particularly in relation to childcare costs
Please note that your income or your parents’/guardians’ income is taken into account when considering applications to the fund.
Closing dates for each term will be advertised around the college and emailed to all students. All matters connected with the Student Assistance Fund are dealt with in strict confidence and all records are kept separate from the College Records.
Contact Una Roberts Student Services Officer for more information
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 071 9195514