Cost of Living at University

Cost of Living at University


 The costs of college often come as a shock to students and parents alike therefore, it is important to be aware of your income and expenditure before you begin your year.  Even though your studies are an investment towards future higher earnings right now, they do not pay the bills.  It is advisable to be aware of the living costs, whilst studying at university. The cost of living at home or away from home varies.  Many students will receive some or all of their income through their guardians, however, in cases where there is a shortfall in your income; there are a variety of ways of bridging that gap.

Financial Survival at University 2020/2021


Financial wellness is important to all in order to be in a position to enjoy your time in university.  Preparing a budget prior to commencing your year, re-assessing it on a monthly basis and adjusting when necessary will assist you in this goal.


On the following link  you will find


  • Budgeting - The Easy Way to Start

  • Cost of attending university living away from home or living at home

  • Sample monthly costs for both of above

  • Template to complete your OWN BUDGET

  • Possible ways to bridge the financial gap


Information on possible ways to bridge the financial gap such as SUSI Grant together with other grants and scholarships, Student Assistance Fund, 1916 Bursary, Financial Survival at University, Fee waivers on medical grounds and reduced fees for First Year transfer students is also found at


A financial assistance service is available to students who would like advice and guidance on budgeting throughout the year and who need to look at options for finance available to them.  For further information, contact our Financial Administrator, Celine Geraghty –

T 01 700 6055 E