Admissions & Support
Admissions & Support
The Laptop On Loan scheme provides long and short-term loans of laptops to students who may be struggling financially and cannot afford a laptop or computer to participate in college life.
The scheme is funded by the Department of Education and Skills to support implementation of the National Plan for Equity of Access to Higher Education and to address the digital divide experienced by disadvantaged students as a result of the Pandemic. The National Access Plan is working to increase the numbers of students who are currently underrepresented in higher education.
The Laptop on Loan scheme is for students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged or live in an area of urban or rural disadvantage where not many people from that area go on to third level education by tradition or for financial reasons.
You may be classified as disadvantaged if:
All of these factors, either individually or in combination, mean that you may have significant additional social and financial barriers making it difficult to access and succeed in higher education.
The Laptop on Loan scheme considers a combination of socioeconomic factors, you must meet the following criteria to recive a laptop from the Laptop on Loan scheme:
You household/family income under a certain income threshold.
You must be attending a full-time or part-time course undergraduate course that:
(a) takes minimum of two years to complete,
(b) awards a major higher education and training award at level 6 or above on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Applicants can complete an application for the Laptop On Loan scheme here.
Please note: You need to be a registered student to access the application form.
If you are applying just for the Laptop on Loan scheme you will need to provide the following:
A copy of the letter from SUSI stating your family income (i.e. the full three pages of your SUSI letter)
If you have been awarded a SUSI grant and have a letter stating your grant remains the same as last year you will need to submit your family income details as they will not be on the SUSI letter.
Family income details may include the following documentation:
Follow this tutorial to get your Employment Detail Summary.
If you have applied to the Student Assistance Fund and supplied the documentation for that Fund the same documentation will cover the Laptop on Loan scheme.
You will be expected to:
Applications are accepted from registered students all year round.
There are two grounds for appeal: