In certain circumstances, some learners may need additional supports to enable them to benefit fully from their course. The Higher Education Authority (HEA) Fund for students with disabilities aims to assist students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties to participate in further education courses. Registered learners may apply for support under this fund, through the College, at course registration. Documentary evidence verifying the learner’s disability must be provided, enabling the College to submit an application to the Higher Education Authority (HEA). The support available to learners depends on the grant, if any, allocated by the HEA. Further information on the fund for students with disabilities is available on www.studentfinance.ie.