An information evening is being held in Dublin later this evening for third level students applying for grants for the first time.
The Union of Students in Ireland is hosting the evening which will offer advice on finding the best accommodation and applying for third level grants.
This year, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) will process all new grant applications online at grantsonline.ie.
Over 50,000 students have already applied for the grant with the deadline fast approaching on August 31.
The event is at 7pm in the Marco Centre on Green Street.