Like many students, i’m applying for a grant. I won’t get a full grant (well, highly unlikely), but i should get a 75% grant.
A full grant is €3,420.
A 75% grant is €2,565, so that’s what i’m hoping for.
Realistically, if i stay at home during college and travel up/down each day, it will cost me around €50/petrol per week. If you get a grant, you automatically get your €800 registration fee paid for you
€50 petrol a week by say 25 weeks is €1250.
So it costs me €1250 to literally attend college.
So let’s assume i get a 75% grant (€2565). That’s €1315 pure ‘profit’. Now on one hand i’m expected to live on that for a year by the government
But on the other hand, if i can up my online earnings to €25/week, which isn’t too far away atm, that’s €50/week i’ll have after travel expenses. I could just about live on that.
I’m no longer paying ‘rent’ to my parents as they know i’m working online and need time, plus i’ll be heading to college so it’s virtually impossible to pin down a part-time job, college AND this online stuff.. impossible to succeed at all 3 i should add, not impossible to do
So that’s the cash i have to live on.. not going near my savings.. it’s comforting as it means i don’t need a job until next summer AT LEAST. At which stage i should be earning enough online as i would be in a regular dead end job. So hopefully i’ll get this grant and my future as a full time daily blogger should be secure for another 12 months