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#Student Grants

# student-grants - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

Simon Harris plans to 'overhaul' student grant system
# SUSI
# SUSI

Simon Harris plans to 'overhaul' student grant system

Updated May 3rd 2022, 1:00 PM 21,937 Views 25 Comments

The minister is bringing proposals to the Cabinet today.

# student-grants - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Student maintenance grants to increase by €200 as income threshold for help rises by €1k
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

Student maintenance grants to increase by €200 as income threshold for help rises by €1k

Mar 10th 2022, 8:28 AM 11,544 Views 5 Comments

The grant system is open for renewals today.

# student-grants - Monday 14 December, 2020

Review of student grants to examine support for people who move out of home for college
# SUSI
# SUSI

Review of student grants to examine support for people who move out of home for college

Dec 14th 2020, 11:29 AM 12,358 Views 15 Comments

Grants for part time students and how Ireland compares internationally will also be examined.

# student-grants - Thursday 5 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 5th 2019, 6:30 AM 23,736 Views 14 Comments

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
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

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

Nov 30th 2015, 6:10 AM 10,595 Views 40 Comments

…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
# No Susi - No!
# No Susi - No!

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

Aug 14th 2015, 12:50 PM 16,615 Views 6 Comments

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
# Chaotic Delays
# Chaotic Delays

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

Jun 11th 2015, 12:37 PM 12,329 Views 27 Comments

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
# Reform
# Reform

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

Aug 3rd 2014, 7:30 AM 6,256 Views 38 Comments

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
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

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

Nov 30th 2013, 7:00 AM 5,325 Views 8 Comments

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

# student-grants - Friday 1 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 1st 2013, 10:45 AM 4,223 Views 31 Comments

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
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

Student grant protests planned across the country today

Oct 1st 2013, 7:30 AM 5,677 Views 57 Comments

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
# SUSI
# SUSI

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

Sep 27th 2013, 7:15 AM 12,278 Views 47 Comments

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
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

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

Sep 25th 2013, 2:30 PM 5,134 Views 17 Comments

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
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

Almost 8,000 applicants turned down for grant by SUSI

Sep 5th 2013, 10:13 PM 13,493 Views 28 Comments

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'
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

Student grant applications 'being assessed on schedule'

Aug 14th 2013, 3:00 PM 4,514 Views 10 Comments

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
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

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

Aug 6th 2013, 11:39 AM 5,909 Views 10 Comments

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
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

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

Aug 2nd 2013, 10:19 AM 7,425 Views 28 Comments

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
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

SUSI: More staff, less bureaucracy, prioritised payments

Jul 29th 2013, 9:28 AM 6,165 Views 21 Comments

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
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Heatwave, hepatitis and holiday: The week in numbers

Jul 20th 2013, 7:30 PM 8,232 Views 4 Comments

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
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

Students can complain to the Ombudsman over grant problems

Jul 18th 2013, 9:36 AM 3,487 Views 10 Comments

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
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

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

Jun 19th 2013, 2:35 PM 5,416 Views 15 Comments

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'
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

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

Jun 5th 2013, 5:44 PM 4,847 Views 19 Comments

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
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

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

May 28th 2013, 9:54 PM 7,423 Views 51 Comments

‘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
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

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

May 8th 2013, 7:49 PM 11,018 Views 62 Comments

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
# Students
# Students

Roscommon native elected as new USI President

Mar 27th 2013, 5:32 PM 9,018 Views 25 Comments

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

Coalition sees disagreements over student grants
# Education
# Education

Coalition sees disagreements over student grants

Mar 1st 2013, 8:00 AM 4,315 Views 37 Comments

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
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

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

Jan 14th 2013, 6:56 PM 16,942 Views 102 Comments

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
# Students
# Students

Minister gives extra €3 million to fund to assist students

Jan 9th 2013, 11:41 AM 3,450 Views 15 Comments

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
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

Calls for independent student grant appeals system

Dec 17th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,225 Views 9 Comments

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
# SUSI
# SUSI

SUSI backlog means some student grants delayed until 2013 - Quinn

Nov 20th 2012, 2:41 PM 5,956 Views 34 Comments

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
# Students
# Students

USI President released following arrest in the Dáil

Nov 15th 2012, 8:08 AM 10,287 Views 44 Comments

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
# Grants
# Grants

Extra staff in place to tackle student grant backlog

Nov 14th 2012, 8:11 AM 2,905 Views 16 Comments

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
# Delayed
# Delayed

Committee to probe giant backlog in student grant applications

Nov 13th 2012, 9:58 AM 3,710 Views 30 Comments

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
# SUSI
# SUSI

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

Oct 25th 2012, 6:30 AM 5,337 Views 39 Comments

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
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Kenny defends small savings from cuts to public allowances

Sep 19th 2012, 11:13 AM 4,404 Views 73 Comments

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'
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

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

Sep 19th 2012, 10:49 AM 6,479 Views 48 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Aug 11th 2012, 2:20 PM 7,169 Views 103 Comments

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
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

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

Aug 11th 2012, 2:03 PM 4,316 Views 23 Comments

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

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