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#Student Grants

# student-grants - Thursday 5 December, 2019

Student grants: Barring orders will no longer be accepted as proof that parents are separated

Barring orders were included on a list of acceptable documentation students could use to prove their parents were separated.

# student-grants - Monday 30 November, 2015

20,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed

…but most of them haven’t submitted all the necessary documentation.

# student-grants - Friday 14 August, 2015

If you get this email about student grants, don't click the link... It's a scam

The students grants body says a number of people have received the email.

# student-grants - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Taxpayers could end up footing €4.1m bill for student grant overpayment

The Department of Education has apologised for the error.

# student-grants - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Howlin wants to know what you think about public bodies sharing data

A public consultation process has been announced ahead of the publication of the Data-Sharing and Governance Bill.

# student-grants - Saturday 30 November, 2013

SUSI: Decisions have been made on all completed student grant applications

In its latest progress report, the awarding body has confirmed it’s reached the finalisation stage for grants two months faster than the last academic year.

# student-grants - Thursday 21 November, 2013

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# student-grants - Friday 1 November, 2013

Over 90 per cent of students awarded grants have been paid say SUSI

A total of 43,000 students have a grant decision at this point compared to 6,000 students at this time last year.

# student-grants - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Student grant protests planned across the country today

The protests come as the USI attempt to mobilise a voting block of 50,000 students in a database by the local and European elections next year.

# student-grants - Friday 27 September, 2013

Some 3,000 students have had their grant refused or cancelled

In its latest update, SUSI says it is more than two months ahead of where it was this time last year in processing grant applications.

# student-grants - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

SUSI 'working closely' with the Ombudsman on student grant complaints

A total of 55 cases of complaints against the grant system were accepted by the Ombudsman with 34 of them still open.

# student-grants - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Almost 8,000 applicants turned down for grant by SUSI

Around 61,500 applications have been assessed by SUSI – and of these, around 40,000 students will end up getting a grant.

# student-grants - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Student grant applications 'being assessed on schedule'

Some 82,000 applications were received by the deadline earlier this month but SUSI are still accepting them.

# student-grants - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

59,000 new grant applications received by SUSI ahead of deadline

SUSI said today that they are still accepting applications and that delays in processing seen last year are not expected to be repeated.

# student-grants - Friday 2 August, 2013

Heads up, students: SUSI extends deadline for grant applications until Monday

The grant system website was hit with technical issues last night as the deadline drew near.

# student-grants - Monday 29 July, 2013

SUSI: More staff, less bureaucracy, prioritised payments

The head of operations at SUSI said that the students grants scheme has undergone a number of improvements.

# student-grants - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Heatwave, hepatitis and holiday: The week in numbers

Plus: how many 1 cent and 2 cent coins were minted in Ireland in the last eight years (and may soon be obsolete)?

# student-grants - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Students can complain to the Ombudsman over grant problems

Some 400 application appeals are still outstanding, but the body handling grant applications says that it is ‘confident’ that mistakes won’t be repeated.

# student-grants - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

118 students still awaiting decision for last year's college grant

SUSI authorities say dozens of students haven’t been ruled on from last year – leaving them in limbo for their college future.

# student-grants - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

New FG junior minister says Quinn grants plan has been 'dealt with'

Tom Hayes’ statement would appear to place him at odds with the education minister.

# student-grants - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

‘I won’t take my eye off the ball’: Quinn promises better SUSI system

‘Did we get it wrong? Yes’: The education minister admits the reform of the student grants system was botched.

# student-grants - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Over 2,200 students still without grants as college year draws to a close

While 328 grants have still to be processed by SUSI, an additional 1,938 students remain in limbo as the result of ongoing disputes over documentation.

# student-grants - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Roscommon native elected as new USI President

The USI said Joe O’Connor has firsthand experience with the college grant system which will help him represent struggling students.

# student-grants - Friday 1 March, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

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Coalition sees disagreements over student grants

While Labour TDs believe the change makes “perfect sense”, there is opposition from some Fine Gael TDs.

# student-grants - Monday 14 January, 2013

PICS: Students' unions hand out food bags as grant crisis continues

The union at Galway-Mayo IT is handing out bags of food to hard-up students as SUSI continues catching up on grant payments.

# student-grants - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Minister gives extra €3 million to fund to assist students

The money is to be used by third level students facing financial hardship, and comes as some students are still waiting for grants.

# student-grants - Monday 17 December, 2012

Calls for independent student grant appeals system

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming said that the office of the Ombudsman currently does not cover the student grant processing.

# student-grants - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

SUSI backlog means some student grants delayed until 2013 - Quinn

The Minister for Education says SUSI has taken on another 50 staff this week to clear the backlog of 21,000 applications.

# student-grants - Thursday 15 November, 2012

USI President released following arrest in the Dáil

John Logue was arrested in the Dáil visitors’ gallery last night but was later released without charge.

# student-grants - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Extra staff in place to tackle student grant backlog

CEO of SUSI, Jacinta Stewart said over 66,000 applications were received by the online system.

# student-grants - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Committee to probe giant backlog in student grant applications

Around 48,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed. Ruairí Quinn has said the delay is “not satisfactory”.

# student-grants - Thursday 25 October, 2012

More than 50,000 students still waiting for decision on third-level grant

New figures show that 65,000 students applied under the new student grant system – but decisions have been made on just 12,000 applications so far.

# student-grants - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Kenny defends small savings from cuts to public allowances

The Taoiseach says the government remains committed to implementing the Croke Park deal despite missing targets on public allowances.

Council abandons household charge-student grant link 'on legal advice'

South Tipperary County Council says it decided not to link grant payments with the household charge after looking more closely.

# student-grants - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Poll: Should student grants consider the value of family property? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should student grants consider the value of family property?

Fine Gael TDs are threatening a revolt over plans to consider the value of family farmland when considering a grant application.

Explainer: Possible changes to college grants – and why some TDs don’t want them

A number of TDs – including a cabinet minister – are opposed to planned changes to grant criteria. So what’s going on?

# student-grants - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Column: Student fees mean my parents can’t afford to send us to college

Caught between fees and grants, a growing number of would-be students face missing out altogether. Welcome to the world of the ‘inbetweeners’, writes Patrick Kelleher.

# student-grants - Monday 28 May, 2012

Students to take appeal against grant reforms to the Supreme Court

One of the three students who sought the original judicial review has since dropped out of college due to grant reforms and is planning to emigrate.

# student-grants - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

High Court dismisses students' appeal against third-level grant reforms

Students whose grants were reformed last year are told the State’s economic problems trump their legitimate expectations.

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