|Non-Refundable Course Acceptance Fee||Exempt|
|Student Services Fee||Exempt|
|PLC Government Levy||Exempt||Exempt||Exempt||Exempt|
|Examination Fee||Exempt (QQI Only)||Exempt|
The Department of Education and Skills (DES) provides a means-tested maintenance grant scheme for those attending full-time further education. All applications for grants are made online through SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland). Refer to www.susi.ie.
This scheme applies to all courses within BCFE and is designed to assist unemployed people over 21 with an opportunity to return to full time education without losing benefits. Early application, directly to BCFE, for this funding is required, as there are a limited number of places. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to assess eligibility.
This scheme is run by the Department of Employment and Social Protection (DEASP) and allows people in receipt of certain social welfare payments to retain those payments whilst participating in full-time further education courses. Refer to www.welfare.ie. Course fees still apply.
The Fund for Students with Disabilities allocates funding to further and higher education colleges for the provision of services and supports to full-time students with disabilities. Applications to the fund are made on behalf of an eligible student by BCFE. Refer to www.solas.ie. BCFE students are required to engage with the Disability Officer to access eligibility, email email@example.com, for guidance.
Students are advised to check Local Partnerships including Southside, Ballyfermot/Chapelizod, Bray, Northside and Wicklow W