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This year
‘Significant’ increases to student grants expected in tomorrow’s Budget
It’s understood the payments will increase by over €300, meaning the highest student grant will rise from €6,971 to €7,313.
Last year
Simon Harris plans to 'overhaul' student grant system
The minister is bringing proposals to the Cabinet today.
Student maintenance grants to increase by €200 as income threshold for help rises by €1k
The grant system is open for renewals today.
All time
Review of student grants to examine support for people who move out of home for college
Grants for part time students and how Ireland compares internationally will also be examined.
Students should have rents refunded in event of second lockdown, says higher education minister
Simon Harris also defended the fact that college fees would remain the same, even as courses move online.
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.
Due a student grant? Applications open today
The national awarding body is expecting an increase in applications.
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 denied grant may have to drop out of college for third time in four years
Ennis-raised Raymond, 21, says he feels abandoned after his latest Susi application was rejected earlier this year.
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.
With one day until the college grant deadline the SUSI website is back up and running
Head of communications with Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) Graham Doyle says that all applicants should now be able to access their website.
Taxpayers could end up footing €4.1m bill for student grant overpayment
The Department of Education has apologised for the error.
Postgraduate SUSI applicant? Let’s hope you were never hardworking or homeless
I worked full-time during my full-time undergraduate degree; in 2007 my mother and I became homeless. Yet I am not deemed eligible for a full postgraduate grant.
Opinion: I had to leave home and become independent at 18 – but SUSI won't recognise that
The grant is supposed to be there for people like me – people who can’t survive in college without it. But I don’t fit into SUSI’s picture of what a student is.
Student finance body SUSI has paid out 11,000 more grants than this time last year
There are around 19,000 students still awaiting payments.
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.
Are you eligible for a student grant? SUSI is open for applications...
You can apply for the grant online.
SUSI set up special unit to urgently reassess 65 students
The students were previously informed that the authority make ‘seek to recover’ their grants, if they are not reassessed.
SUSI restores grant funding for 39 dental nursing and hygiene students
Questions had been raised about the eligibility of dental nursing and hygiene students at UCC and Trinity.
SUSI may 'seek to recover' 65 postgraduate grants
The grants were received in error due to a combination of mis-assessment by SUSI and the forms being completed incorrectly, and the students can apply to be re-assessed.
Column: Operation Emigration – is the Government trying to give us the shove?
High youth unemployment, education cuts, and JobBridge… am I the only one thinking the Government is trying to get rid of us?
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 denied a grant by SUSI, despite being €7,600 below income threshold
A Sinn Féin councillor says that he had to write to SUSI to explain that €46,661 is less than €54,240.
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.
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.
Students were "put through the mill" by SUSI
The Ombudsman is dealing with more than 50 complaints from third level students about the new grant-allocating body SUSI.
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.
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.
Ruairi Quinn considers cutting grants; students say ‘don’t even think about it’
The Union of Students in Ireland say they are “ready and equipped” to fight any attempt to cut student grants.
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.
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 'waiting nearly a year' for SUSI grant decision
The Irish student, who is studying in the UK, said he still has not been given news on a decision about his grant application.
Here Is What Happened Today: Friday
Everybody’s talking about the funeral of the Chada brothers, the SUSI grant system and a worldwide travel alert for US citizens.
US to close embassies on Sunday over unspecified security concerns
The United States would not specify the threat or say which embassies will be closed.
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.
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)?
SUSI affair was 'chaos' says Mary Lou McDonald
Eamon Gilmore says that he cannot guarantee that third-level grants will be paid before Christmas, but says that ‘lessons have been learned’.
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.