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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.
‘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.
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.
Fears of repeat delays to grants as SUSI retains a fraction of staff
Sinn Féin’s Jonathan O’Brien says keeping more of last year’s staff would help to avoid a repeat of 2012′s chronic delays.
Six months into year, 14pc of SUSI applicants still without grants
Nearly 10,000 students have either been approved a grant but not yet paid, or have applications still being processed.
Student grant backlog almost cleared (but 21k told applications were incomplete)
New figures show SUSI is onow dealing with just 619 applications, down from a high of 55,000.
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.
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.
Struggling students given food boxes as 5,500 still wait for grant
The Union of Students in Ireland says students are going to college hungry – while one college has set up a soup kitchen for students who can’t afford food.
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.
SUSI "making substantial progress" in processing student grants
The Department of Education said that SUSI is “on target” to progress all applications. So far, 31,973 applications have been completed.
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Breaking via The Mire wire: Gardaí lack resources to monitor Love/Hate characters; HSE inquiry to proceed without actually inquiring; and student grants delayed until after emigration.
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.
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.
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.
Kenny: "All successful applicants will receive grants by year-end"
The Taoiseach was fielding questions about delays in the processing of student grant applications.
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”.
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.
New online grant system introduced for students
Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn urged students to apply for grants early this year.