Financial Aid Part Time

Attention: Financial Aid Part Time Fund is now closed

Attention: Financial Aid Part Time Fund is now closed

Please be aware that the Financial Aid Part Time Fund 2020/21 is now closed. New applications will not be accepted. Applications submitted prior and that are deemed incomplete after this date will not progress further.

If you experiencing financial hardship, it is advised that you contact UCCs dedicated Budgetary Advisor on 


What Is the Financial Aid Fund for Part Time Students?

The financial aid fund provides financial assistance for part-time higher education students who are experiencing financial difficulties whilst attending college. it is a seperate amount of monies allocated to part time students that comes under the auspices of the student assistance fund.

the student assistance fund is part supported by the irish government and the european social fund as part of the esf programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020.

the fund cannot be used for tuition fees related to the course you are undertaking and is specifically intended to help students with the living costs associated with attending college.

Who Can Apply For The Financial Aid Fund?

All part-time students (subject to EU status), registered on courses that lead to a higher education award (NFQ level 6-10), for the 2020/21 academic year will be eligible to apply for assistance from the fund.

However students pursuing a programme at the same or lower level than a qualification they already possess are ineligible to apply. Students may be supported for one repeat year only. PhD applicants may be supported for years 1 – 4 only.

This financial aid fund, as directed by the HEA, is primarily targeted at lone parents or members of the other access target groups. However, any eligible part-time student who is facing financial difficulty should consider applying to the fund.


The target access groups includes those who identify as:

Lone Parent                                   ¨

Irish Traveller                                ¨

Teen Parent                                  ¨

First time entrant to college           ¨

Low Income Household                ¨

Student with disability                   ¨

Socially Disadvantaged Area          ¨

Non-Manual/Unskilled Worker     ¨


What If I Have Any Questions About The Form Or The Process?

All queries on the application form can be answered by first reading the information on this website.

Any additional questions can be emailed to the Administrator:



To make an appointment please Contact us and make and appointment through the Student Assistance Fund Apointments 

Student Financial Supports and Advice