Aindrias Moynihan welcomes signing of regulations to improve student grant scheme

Published on: 11 March 2022

Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Aindrias Moynihan has welcomed the signing of regulations to increase student grants for the new academic year.


Deputy Moynihan commented, “I have been in contact with the minister and his department to improve financial support for students for some time now; I welcome the signing of these regulations, which will see maintenance grants increase by €200; the income threshold for the standard rate of grant increase by €1,000; and the distance for the higher non-adjacent student grant will be reduced from 45km to 30km.”


The Cork North West TD added: “These are financially challenging and difficult times for students and they need as much assistance and support as possible to ensure they can fully achieve their educational potential.”


The student grant system opens from today (March 10th) for renewals, and will open for new applications on April 28th.


The scheme is reviewed each year to identify issues that need to be addressed and implement budgetary changes.


The changes will also see students from the Atlantic Technological University and the South East Technological University (SETU) benefit, subject to establishment.


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