Student Finance

UL Student Life wants you to have the best time in college and this includes being able to manage your student finances. The cost of studying and living in university can come as a surprise to many students and parents. The information on this page will help you manage your finances and also give you links to supports for when you are in financial hardship

Student Budgeting

It is important that you get a clear plan around your student budget: your income and expenditure. Please click on the link below and fill in your weekly/monthly/semester budget. It is important to be honest. Fill it in as accurately as you can and review it after. Running out of your budget and financial difficulties can cause stress that will negatively impact your studies.

UL Financing Your Studies

Student Finance HEA

Imbed Student Budget Document

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is a partnership between UL Student Life and UL. The Financial Aid Fund is an interest free loan to students. This scheme is designed to help students who experience short-term financial problems. If the student qualifies for assistance, they will receive an interest free loan that is capped at €500. This loan is repayable in full prior to graduation in payments manageable to the student. If the student is experiencing severe hardship then they can request that the Financial Aid Committee considers offering them a bursary in place of a loan.
To apply please contact Jenny on or the chaplain

Imbed FA Application Form

Imbed FA T+Cs

Student Assistance Fund

The Student Assistance Fund is an EU fund administered through the HEA by local colleges. It provides financial support to full or part-time students who are experiencing financial difficulties while attending college. Students who doing a level 6-10 NFQ can apply using the online application in UL available at the link below. The SAF is means tested and uses thresholds similar to SUSI.

Apply for SAF

Who is not eligible for SAF?

Childcare Bursary

UL Student Life are committed to supporting student parents to the best of our ability. Student parents who are experiencing financial difficulty can apply for a Childcare Bursary to support them with their childcare/child-minder costs. For those student parents who qualify for the bursary, 20%-50% of their childcare costs, for the 15 week semester may be covered by the bursary.

To apply please contact Jenny on or the chaplain

Imbed FA Application Form

Imbed FA T+Cs



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