Event Date:16 November 2020 - 16 November 2020 Event Time:17.00 Venue: IT Tralee Organised by: IT Tralee
GOVERNMENT LAPTOP SCHEME
As part of the package of COVID supports for higher and further education institutions, the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science has allocated funding to support disadvantaged students in the higher education sector in accessing ICT devices.
Under this scheme, undergraduate or postgraduate students may be eligible to receive a laptop, on long-term loan, in order to assist with online learning.
The ICT Government Laptop scheme is available to you this academic year if you need to borrow a laptop for your studies and meet the eligibility criteria. This scheme is open to new and continuing students.
To be eligible for a laptop you must be:
registered as a full or part-time student in 2020-21
and be from a low-income household, with an annual reckonable income not exceeding €49,840* Gross. (*Reckonable income of up to €54,765 in households with between 4 - 7 dependent children OR Reckonable income of up to €59,455 in households of 8 or more dependent children)
must be a first time new entrant to higher education.
Eligibility will be on a needs basis, prioritised as appropriate by IT Tralee. In all cases, IT Tralee must be satisfied that a student who receives a device under this grant has demonstrated a verifiable need for such a device e.g. they are from one of the identified target groups and they or their family do not have the means to purchase such a device themselves.
International, non-EU fee-paying students would not be considered eligible for support under this Grant.