Student Maintenance Grants
Means Testing Being Introduced for Teagasc Courses
The Teagasc Authority has approved the introduction of means testing for maintenance grants for students attending Further Level Courses at Teagasc and Private Agricultural Colleges in the 2012/13 academic year.
Means testing will apply to Level 5 courses in 2012/13. It will be introduced for Level 6 programmes in 2013/14. This will bring Teagasc in line with other education providers.
Teagasc student maintenance grants are paid through Teagasc and the grant scheme is managed by Teagasc. The Teagasc grant scheme will be implemented along the lines of the national Student Grant Scheme 2012 but varies in respect of what 'add backs' are added back to determine overall reckonable income.
The Teagasc Student Maintenance Grant application process for the 2012/2013 academic year is now closed.