Finance Information

Finance Information


The Student Assistance Fund provides financial assistance for full-time higher education students who are experiencing financial difficulties whilst attending college.  The Student Assistance Fund provides a further source of funding for higher education students in addition to the Student Grant.

All full-time registered students (subject to EU status), undergraduate and postgraduate, for the 2019/20 academic year are eligible to apply for assistance from the fund. Students participating in foundation courses or part-time courses are not eligible for this fund.  Also, students pursuing a second Degree/second Masters/second PhD are ineligible. Students may be supported for one repeat year only.  PhD applicants may be supported for years 1 – 4. 

Please note that due to the expected high demand for the fund, applicants are advised to apply early as it is a limited fund.

Student Assistance Fund, Upstairs on 1st Floor, 1-2 Brighton Villas, Western Road, UCC

Tel: 021 490 3562 or email:



UCC has a Budgetary Advisor in place to assist students with financal issues. If you have any questions or wish to meet with the Budgetary Advisor then visit the Budgetary Advisor website. 

If however you would like to speak with someone in the Mature Student Office regarding any financial issues we would be more than happy to talk with you.

Mature Student Office

Oifig na Mac Léinn Lánfhásta

Room 1.10, The Hub, College Road, Cork, T12YF78