Note: Click on the SAVE buttons as you move through the application form. This will afford you more time to answer all the questions. At the end of the application form, click submit.

Section 1. Address


Enter your current home address.
Please note that you may be contacted and requested to provide evidence of your address. For information on filling in your address or to see what evidence of address may be requestedClick here for helpOpens in a new window











Section 2. Second Level School


Use the drop down menus to select which county you went to second level school in and what second level school you attended. If your school is not listed select: My School is Not Listed.Click here for helpOpens in a new window



If you went to more than one second level school, use the drop down menus below to enter details of your previous schools. If your previous school is outside the Republic of Ireland select: School Outside Republic of Ireland





Section 3. Medical Card/GP Visit Card


Do you or your parent(s) or guardian(s) have a HSE medical card/GP visit card that is in date on 31 December 2020? Click here for helpOpens in a new window




(Click to save your details and continue on to complete the form.)


Section 4. Children in the Care of the State/TUSLA


Are you currently in the Care of the State/TUSLA (the Child and Family Agency) or were you previously in Care of the State/HSE? Click here for helpOpens in a new window


Section 5. Family Dependants


Enter each dependant's name, date of birth and the name of school or college they are attending (if any). Click here for helpOpens in a new window

A dependant includes:
  • a sibling under the age of 16 years on 1 October 2020
  • a sibling over the age of 16 years who is on 1 October 2020 either:
    • attending post primary education
    • attending a full time course in FET or higher education
    • medically certified as permanently unfit for work
  • a parent attending a full time course in FET or higher education
Enter the number of dependants in your family:
Do not include (count) yourself in this section.



(Click to save your details and continue on to complete the form.)


Section 6. Parent(s) or Guardian(s) Employment Status


This is an important section of your HEAR application. Seek assistance from your parent(s)/guardian(s). Be as precise as possible when describing your parent(s)/guardian(s) status and job titles.
To ensure you answer this section correctly please look at the instructions in the HEAR Handbook.
Click here for helpOpens in a new window

Mother/Guardian 1

1. Present Principal Status:

Father/Guardian 2

1. Present Principal Status:


(Click to save your details and continue on to complete the form.)


Section 7. Family Financial Circumstances


Please note this section relates to the year 2019 only Click here for helpOpens in a new window

  • HEAR requires evidence of a full year's income for 2019 (i.e. 52 weeks).
  • Some applicants depending on their parent(s)'/guardian(s)' circumstances in 2019 may need to submit Revenue documents and/or evidence of other income as well as evidence of Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) income.
  • Your guardian may not necessarily be your legal guardian, but refers to who you lived with and contributed to the household income in 2019.
  • If you have indicated income from both parents you must submit documents detailing both their incomes.
  • Where an applicant's supporting documents shows a household income of less than €10,000 for 2019: In setting it's criteria, HEAR takes advice from experts in budgetary and personal finance from state bodies and other organisations. These experts advised HEAR that where an applicant evidences a total income of less than €10,000, it is highly unlikely that the applicant has provided a full picture of their household income for the full year 2019 (i.e. 52 weeks).

    In such cases, applicants should provide clarifying third party documentary information as to why supporting documents shows income of less than €10,000. Where an applicant has not done so, an applicant may not be eligible for the HEAR. (This is not required by those living in Direct Provision Centres.)

Select who contributes to your family's income.

Mother
Father
Guardian1
Guardian2




Section 8. Eligibility Carry Forward


Please do not complete this section if you did not apply or were not eligible to the HEAR scheme last year (2020).

If you applied to CAO in 2020 and you were deemed eligible for HEAR in 2020 then your HEAR eligibility can be carried forward to your application for entry in 2021. You must enter your correct 2020 CAO application number in the box provided. Click here for helpOpens in a new window

CAO 2020 Application Number:
By carrying forward your HEAR 2020 eligibility, you are agreeing to share your HEAR 2020 application information with the HEAR participating colleges that you may apply to, for entry 2021.



Supporting Document Checklist

Copies of the documents below should be posted to CAO before 17:15pm on 15 March 2021.
 
HEAR Applications 2021,
CAO,
Tower House,
Eglinton Street,
Galway.

Type of IncomeForDocuments Required

IMPORTANT
- Keep Original Documents
- Get a Certificate of Posting as proof

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Central Applications Office