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Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) Maintenance Grants

Students attending full-time approved Courses in Colaiste Ide for the 2014/2015 academic session are eligible to apply for a maintenance grant. The grant is available to first time PLC students. This grant does not cover the cost of registration or examination fees. It is a maintenance grant paid each month directly into the students' bank account. The initial decision regarding the grant is based solely on income.

Can I get a grant?

Yes, the PLC Maintenance Grant is available to eligible students. This involves an assessment of the earnings in the family (parents, guardians and candidate). The grant must be applied for, through Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI).

For further information contact Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI), Shelbourne Road, Dublin 4.

Payment is subject to a satisfactory participation, not a monthly attendance report. Colaiste Ide does not paticipate in the decision to determine eligibility to the receipt of payment.


  • Since 2009/10 students participating in BTEA and VTOS are no longer eligable to qualify for receipt of PLC Grants.
  • Students repeating a year are not eligable to receive a PLC grant even if they have received it in their first year. Students attending a 2nd PLC at the same level as their first year will also be ineligible to continue to receive a PLC grant.