The Student Support Fund (SSF) is a means-tested fund intended to help students who are experiencing financial challenges in college as a result of ongoing low income.
The Student Welfare Fund (SWF): The purpose of this discretionary fund is to offer financial assistance to students who encounter acute and unexpected difficulties during their time of study in UCD. Illnesses, bereavement and sudden unemployment are some of the issues which may make you eligible for Welfare Fund support. To make an application to the Welfare Fund, you must clearly demonstrate this aspect to your circumstances. Ongoing low income does not, in and of itself, qualify you for Welfare Fund Assistance.