The online application system for SUSI, the national student grant awarding body, is now open.
It is expected that SUSI will receive up to 99,000 applications nationally over the coming months.
Kerry students are advised to apply online through the SUSI website as soon as possible.
Students can check their eligibility for student grant funding on www.susi.ie and applications can also be made through that website.
Those who are progressing to the next year of their course also need to renew their grants annually.
Further information is available on the SUSI website.