2016/2017

The Student Assistance Fund is intended to tackle disadvantage by providing financial support to students who require financial support to enable them to fully benefit from their third level studies.  The Financial Aid Fund comprises the Student Assistance Fund and an additional contribution from the University.  The Student Assistance Fund is funded by the Department of Education and Science under the National Development Plan with assistance from the European Social Fund. 

Support from the Financial Aid Fund takes into account a students financial situation and other personal circumstances.  A standardised assessment system is used to determine the level of need and aid.  The ability to support a student depends on the size of the fund available, the number of applications and the circumstances of the applicants in any given year. 

All students considering applying to the Financial Aid Fund should read the FAQs at http://www.nuigalway.ie/student-life/accommodation/financial-matters/saf-form-1/faq/ to find information on who is eligible to apply, how to apply and important information about the application process.   All students must be fully registered which includes payment of the student levy of €224 to be deemed eligible to apply for financial aid or fee consideration.  There is no financial support provided for the student levy of 224. This must be paid in full by the student prior to applying for consideration.

Please note applicants from Semester 1 are not eligible to apply in Semester 2 unless their circumstances have changed.

Disqualification where Fund has been abused
Students who are found to abuse the scheme by giving false information or omitting to advise of changes of circumstances should be disqualified from all further support from the Fund.  The institution should endeavour to recoup the payment made in such cases.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Students should apply for late fee appeals at http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/2e2cg59ebb

Schedule of late fee appeals:

1.       01/05/17 to 31/05/17      with review by Fees Office and students notified of outcome by 10/06/17

2.       01/06/17 to 30/06/17      with review by Fees Office and students notified of outcome by 10/07/17

3.       01/07/17 to 31/08/17      July / August together with review by fees Office and students notified of outcome by 10/09/17


Students who have queries in relation to fees should email feesnuigalway.ie

The Student Assistance Fund is funded by the Irish Government and part-funded by the European Social Fund under the Human Capital Investment Operational Programme 2014-2020 . Investing in Your Future