Higher Education Grants

The Higher Education Grant Scheme provides financial assistance for full time undergraduate courses in approved third level colleges. Family and/or personal income is a key factor that will be assessed when you apply for a student grant however there are a number of other factors that must also be considered. For further information on these, please see the Department of Educations website www.studentfinance.ie.

New Applications

New Applications for the 2015/2016 Academic year will be dealt with by the central applications unit – (Student Universal Support Ireland). SUSI can be contacted by telephone on 076 1087874. See the Department of Education and Skills website www.studentfinance.ie.

Renewal Applicants

Wicklow County Council wishes to advise students who were in receipt of a Higher Education Grant in the 2014/15 academic year, that renewal forms have been posted out for the 2015/16 academic year.

If you are continuing on your current course and do not receive a renewal form in the post by the 19th June, please email heg@wicklowcoco.ie to request an application form and include your name and current address. The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Monday 31st August 2015. All renewal application forms must be accompanied by exam results showing a clear pass or progression to the next year of your course and documentary evidence for all income into the household in 2014. Incomplete applications will be returned to you and will result in a delay to the payment of your grant.

Please note, new students or those continuing to postgraduate studies, changing course/college must make a new application online through www.studentfinance.ie as Wicklow County Council can no longer offer a Higher Education Grant to these students.

Contact Details

Higher Education Grants,
Wicklow County Council,
County Buildings,
Wicklow Town,
Co. Wicklow
Tel: 0404 20161
Email: heg@wicklowcoco.ie