Am interested in starting a plc course in September. Am currently unemployed with little savings and am wondering if I qualify for grant and how much this is?
PLC maintenance grants are available for students who are registered on PLC courses. These are set by the Minister for Education and Science each year. The maintenance grant does not cover the charge for registration or examinations.
In 2013 if you live within 45 kilometres of the college, your grant is €1,215. If you live 45 kilometres or more from the college, the grant rises to €3,025. You may also be eligible for the special rate for disadvantaged students (€5,915 for adjacent or €2,375 for non-adjacent)
More detailed information is available on the website www.studentfinance.ie