Reasons to Book an Appointment with the Student Budgeting Advisor:
- To talk about Money - don't worry alone there may be easy options that make your money work for you.
- To talk about SUSI - questions about applying, appeals and changes to your application.
- To talk about Soical Welfare options - come and ask if you are unsure about your payment.
- To talk about Funding - if you have an emergency or are struggling to manage your course expenses there may be support available. Check out Funding
Book an Appointment
You will have to fill in a form but don't worry - if you are not sure of your figures just put in zeros and talk about it at your meeting.
Once you submit your form you will be able to log on to the online calendar and pick a date and time that suit you.
If you feel you have an emergency call to the Drop in Clinics on Monday or Wednesday each week from 10:30 - 12:30 (currently suspended) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop in Clinics are currently suspended. You can email your concerns to email@example.com
Each week on Monday and Wednesday from 10:30-12:30 the Student Budgeting Advisor has open clinics for students to call in and talk about financial questions.
The clinics are not full appointments (approximately 10-15 minute sessions) so if you feel you may need to apply for funding or talk over a complex issue please Book an Appointment
Students are seen on a first-come first-served basis so bring something to study in the comfy waiting room - you might be a while.
The Student Budgeting Advisor can talk over your situation with you and try to ensure you are accessing all the options to help you to have a positive college experience.
The servies includes 1 to 1 meetings, advice about SUSI, social welfare and other financial supports.
To find out more about the services we offer please see Services.
To find out more about Internal and External funding before you become a student or now that you are with us in University click on Funding
Don't forget that registered students can talk to the Student Budgeting Advisor about any financial concerns at the Drop in Clinic or Book an Appointment.
There is information about the Student Assistance Fund (SAF) in the Financial Support and Funding section along with other funding options.
For more details about the criteria for SAF see SAF Details but to talk it over and see if you might be eligible you need to talk to the Student Budgeting Advisor so Book an Appointment.
If you are thinking about coming to University or are about to start it can really help to check out the Collge Costs page for guidance on what you can expect.
If you are a current student and are worried about managing your money please Book an Appointment or come to a Drop in Clinic.
Information on grant eligibility and how to apply is available at the SUSI website.
Before making an application, refer to the grant eligibility criteria, use the eligibility reckoner and view tips for applicants provided on the SUSI website.
If in doubt – APPLY!
Be aware of the option to Appeal and timelines involved.
Also consider the Change of Circumstances provision and the Holiday Earnings Disregard for student income.
If you would like a one to one consultation with the Student Budgeting Advisor during term time you should Book an Appointment.
You may not need a full appointment so the Student Budgeting Advisor offers a Drop in Clinic in the Student Services Centre - check for any changes to the schedule.
If you have an urgent need for financial advice or support, please call to the Student Support Services Hub in the Student Services Centre, North Campus or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Student Budgeting Office is located on the ground floor of the Student Services Centre. Follow the yellow feet to find the office!
"For my financial worries, I was told about the Student Budgeting Advisor who informed me of all the assistance available and helped me to work through my finances to see what could be done to accommodate the huge list of college expenses. I felt so much more prepared for coming into university after a meeting with her."
Ryan, 2nd Year, Computer Science
"When I went into the Financial Advisory Office, I was welcomed by a warm bubbly Ruth. I felt so at ease telling her about my financial struggles. Together we worked out a plan on how to best deal with the finances. The support didn’t stop there, Ruth linked me in with other student services that helped make my college experience even better. It’s definitely worth finding out what support is available by booking an appointment!"
Leanne, 3rd Year, Arts
Go and meet with them they will listen
Lisa,2nd Year, Community Studies
"It is better to ask for help and advice than to let money worries mar the university experience."
Dara, 1st Year, Science
"The Student Budgeting service is a great facility in helping students with financial problems by relieving them of the stress and the expenses of the academic year. They offer exceptional services and advice, are really passionate about the progression of students within the university and are extremely understanding in terms of personal problems."
Daniel, 2nd Year, Law
"The student budgeting advice service provide positive and helpful advice to everyone who enters their door. They understand the individual needs and challenges of students in education today. I was so glad I came to the offices. In times of life hiccups where I struggled as a mature student balancing college and family commitments, life seemed less daunting with the support and humble response I received."
Alison, 1st Year, Social Science
"If you are struggling financially, don't be afraid to book an appointment. The Advisor will listen to your problems and will help you to the best of her abilities. She went above and beyond to help me through some difficult times. And I'm sure she would do the same for any other student. It's a non judgmental and confidential environment. I felt very comfortable talking to the Advisor."
Erika, 4th Year, Law
"Book way in advance if you think you may have a problem in the near future, and don't leave it til it's an emergency."
Jennifer, 4th Year, Science
"If you need assistance or advice on money matters, go and talk to the Student Budgeting Advice Service."
John, 3rd Year, Social Science
"Ruth is a very welcoming, easy to talk to person and it is definitely worth making an appointment. If Ruth can help you out in some way she absolutely will."
Shannon, 1st Year, Science
"Really good source of information for resources available."
Audrey, 1st Year, Postgradute Programme