We'll let you know what your costs will be for university, including course fees, funding options, and the cost of living in Galway.
Going to College is an exciting time but it can be tough financiallly. With so many new costs it can be hard to manage your cash. Check out Consumer help's 5 tips on going to college. To help you manage your money draw up your personal budget at: http://www.consumerhelp.ie/budgeting-calculators
The Accommodation & Welfare Office, 1st Floor, Aras Ui Chathail can advise you on budgeting, managing your money and sources of income available to students, e.g., SUSIand Social Welfare entitlementssuch as Back to Education.
There are fees for each course, and each fee is dependent on the course or programme, what kind of student you are and what your situation is. For example, there is an EU fee and a non EU fee. There are also tax breaks so much of your fee can be covered.
There are many ways to fund your studies, from grants, to scholorships, to prizes, to fellowships, to financial support. Find out what each funding option is and how you can apply.
The cost of living in Galway is comparable to the cost associated with living in Limerick or Cork, but is significantly lower than the cost of living in Dublin.
This table will give you a good indication of your monthly costs in Galway.
|Accommodation (rented)||340 euro|
Food, including a weekly shop and food in college
Phone, TV and Internet
Electricity and Oil
|Books/academic requisites||60 euro|
Photocopying and Printing
|Clothes, laundry||60 euro|
|Monthly Total||1,140 euro|
|Nine month academic year||10,260 euro|
What do all those course fees mean? Find out exactly how much you'll pay for your courses.
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