Many students experience financial hardship while at college so do not worry about it- help is available. College is a very expensive period of your life and one in which can occur a lot of debt. While studying here at WIT, be aware of the financial aids available to you.

The Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) is an organisation who provides advice and support for people with financial difficulties. Check out the website ( for more information.

Financial Assistance available for Students

SUSIĀ Grant:

The SUSIĀ Grant is the main source of financial help available from the Irish State for students in full-time Post Leaving certificates (PLCs) and full-time higher education undergraduate/postgraduate courses.

Student Assistance Fund:

The student assistance fun is a principal project of the Student, Life and Learning centre (formally known as CHART). It is funded by the Department of Education and Science with assistance from the European Social Fund under the National Development Fund 2007-2013.

Emergency Welfare Fund:

The Emergency Welfare Fund was established in summer 2010 by the Students’ Union and Campus Service in WIT. It is a fund which offers assistance to students who encounter unexpected difficulties during their time in WIT. Such unforeseen difficulties would be loss of part time job, bereavement or your parents have suffered a drop in their income. The fund is very limited so it is not possible to help everyone who applies.