- Providing you with "one to one" advice and guidance on managing your money and helping you budget for University.
- This includes helping you to review your budget based on your personal circumstances.
- We help you manage your money and work with you to review your options with regard to your income and University expenses.
- We are not here to judge you but to support you to make the most of your money.
- Come in for a chat and see if the Student Budgeting Advice Service can help you.
- Call to a Drop in Clinic during term time or Book an Appointment. More information at Money Matters.
The Student Budgeting Advice Service provides a service with an ethos of respect and confidentiality.
If a student is seeking financial assistance through any of the designated funds available within the University, data provided by the student will be shared between the Student Budgeting Advice Service and relevant administrative University Offices, for the purpose of processing that funding application.
We can talk about your contact with SUSI:
- Could you be eligible for SUSI - Eligibility Reckoner?
- How to apply and questions about the application process.
- How to reapply for SUSI - Renewal.
- How to understand your grant award.
- How to appeal your award if you are not satified that the award is correct or you may not have provided all the correct information.
- How to decide if a change in your situation is relevant to your SUSI grant.
- How to advise SUSI of a Change in Circumstances - where your situation has changed since you applied.
- Any other SUSI related questions!
Information on your Social Welfare entitlements, such as:
Advice on the other external and internal financial supports available.
Keep in mind that all students can apply for an emergency loan if something sudden and unexpected happens. It is a loan and you do need to repay it but this means that you have the option again and that other students can apply on their bad days.
What if your emergency is bigger and has more impact on your finances? The Student Budgeting Advisor is the person to advise you. Call to a Drop in Clinic or contact [email protected] for advice or an emergency appointment.
You can always call in with any questions - the big scary ones or the little ones you think might be bit silly - there is no such thing as a stupid question to the Student Budgeting Advisor!
The Student Budgeting Advisor can connect you with other Maynooth University Student Support Services, such as:
- Fees & Grants Office so you can work out the best way to deal with any outstanding fees.
- Student Health Centre if you need medical advice or support.
- Chaplaincy for support with a focus on your wellbeing.
- Counselling if you feel that you would benefit from talking to a cousellor about issues that are worrying you.
- Accommodation if you are on campus or off campus issues can arise and supports are available.
- Maynooth Students Union for peer to peer supports to cope with college.
- Any many more options!
Also with external agencies such as:
Delivering workshops about budgeting for students, where information and practical advice will be available to you. Events will be advertised on our on this website and through other University channels.
There is a Budgeting stand at all open days
The Budgeting Advisor will be available to meet during Orientation
The Student Budgeting Advice Service also offers Drop-in Clincs to deal with quick queries on a first-come-first-served basis every week during term time.
Follow the signage and the yellow feet in the Student Services Building, North Campus.