The award of maintenance grant shall be payable at either adjacent or non-adjacent rates.
Adjacent rates of grant shall be payable in the case of students whose normal residence is 45km or less from the approved institution which he or she is attending.
Non-adjacent rates of maintenance grant shall be payable in all other cases.
It should be noted that the measurement to determine the applicable rate of distance will be based on the shortest, most direct route (road network) from the candidate’s/parent’s permanent home address to the higher education institution.
The following system located at http://www.meathcocosystems.ie/heg can be used as an aid in determining this distance.