The distance for the non-adjacent rate has also been reduced.
Students in the midlands are set to benefit from an increase to SUSI grants.
€200 will be added to the maintenance grant, and the income threshold for eligibility will be increased by €1,000
The distance for the non-adjacent rate will also be reduced from 45km to 30km.
Longford Westmeath TD Peter Burke says students in the midlands stand to benefit the most from this change: