As part of Budget 2021, the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science has introduced a Covid-19 Once Off Emergency Grant of €250 for further and higher education students. This is in recognition of the significant upheaval they have experienced due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
All full-time EU undergraduate and postgraduate students registered for the 2020/21 academic year are eligible for the payment.
If you are eligible, there is no requirement for you to apply for the payment. Under the plans communicated by Government on 19 Nov 2020:
- Students who avail of Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) supports will receive a €250 top-up in their grant before Christmas
- Students who are not in receipt of SUSI supports will receive a €250 credit from UCD
We are awaiting further clarification from the Government around timelines and processes, but we are aiming to give eligible students this credit as soon as possible.
Can the Student Desk help me with questions about my fees?
Yes! We can help you with a wide variety of fee related questions including programme costs, understanding your balance, how to pay fees, SUSI queries, Free Fees queries, EU/Non EU fee queries, refunds and more. You can find lots of helpful information in the links below:
- How to pay your fees
- Grant Schemes
- EU/Non EU Fee Assessment
- HEA Free Fees Initiative
- When are fees due?
- Financial Support
Wondering about Financial Support?
Download our Information on Financial Support leaftlet.
Are you an Undergraduate Student?
You can find a helpful explanation about your fees and how/when to pay your fees in this short, 4 minute video.
If you can't find the information that you're looking for in the links or video above, Ask Us, and we'll be happy to help.
Note that questions about Accommodation Fees should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.