first_imgLimerick Post Show | FOLM Project Advertisement LIMERICK Institute of Technology has allocated funding of €1.1 million to support students who find themselves in financial difficulty.With the cost of third level education on the rise, and the threat of cuts to student grants, college president Dr Maria Hinfelaar said LIT was “very aware of the financial sacrifice associated with going to college”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up She continued: “Financial hardship is often cited as one of the primary reasons for dropping out of college. To counteract this, last year LIT doubled its range of financial supports available to students who find themselves unable to meet their financial demands, allocating funding of €1.1 million to support students who without this financial support would have struggled to remain in college.”LIT students can also access a free health unit and a counselling service staffed by trained counsellors and psychologists.The college says that it also works closely with accommodation providers in the city to source the best accommodation rates for its students.A recent survey by the accommodation office at LIT showed that Limerick offered the best value for money across all types of student accommodation in comparison to Cork, Galway and Dublin at only €65 a week.via Extra €1.1 million for student supports (196) | Limerick Post Newswrite. International Women’s Day LIT NewsExtra €1.1 million for student supportsBy John Keogh – August 23, 2013 755 Twitter #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ WhatsApp Previous articleGriffith College on the moveNext articleAssault claim resolved as Dundon moves on appeal John Keogh TAGSeducationLITMusic Limerick center_img Facebook Print Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event LIT Launches unique new programme on Responding to Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control Emaillast_img

Extra €1.1 million for student supports

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