GMIT Prospectus 2021/22

STUDENT SERVICES

Your Student Services Team

• Student Service Administration Office

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• Mature Students

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• Finance Assistance

• Pre-Entry Preparation Programme

• Student Assistance Fund (SAF) • Student Support Fund (SSF)

• Careers Service

• Counselling • Chaplaincy

• Access and Disability Service

• HEAR/ DARE

• Student Health Unit

Financial Assistance In addition to the national schemes to support students in higher education, GMIT has two funds available to help students who find themselves in financial difficulty. • Student Assistance Fund (SAF) The Student Assistance Fund is intended to tackle disadvantage by providing financial support to disadvantaged students who require additional financial support to enable them to fully benefit from their third-level studies. The Student Assistance Fund is funded by the Irish Government and part-funded by the European Social Fund under the Human Capital Investment Operational Programme. Eligibility is based on Household income. Students can apply online for SAF. • Student Support Fund (SSF) A limited emergency fund is available to students who experience unexpected financial difficulties during their time at GMIT. It is usually given in the form of a small short-term loan to help the student through the immediate crisis. Furthermore, full- time and part-time students with exceptional circumstances may be considered for partial fee waivers if they have fee liabilities. Application forms for emergency funding or fee waivers are available on request from Student Services office in all campuses.

We understand that coming to college can be a challenging time for students. With this in mind, the Student Services team provides a range of services to help with the transition. These include professional services,

financial support schemes and pastoral support. Student Services Administration Office This office organises: • #First5weeks Welcome Programme • Welfare Campaigns • Garda Vetting for Student Work Placements • Financial Assistance, and supports • Healthy Campus Information • Consent Workshops • Access and Disability Queries

EUROPEAN UNION Investing in your future European Social Fund

Further information and guidelines for both funds are available from the Fund Administrator in Student Services. Tel: +353 91 742550 E-mail: SAF@gmit.ie Online Application forms available for: • SAF full-time form • SAF part-time form

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