July 13th is the deadline for the SUSI application grant. Please go to www.susi.ie and use Log in/Apply button on the top tab or use the pink APPLY tab as you scroll down the page.
The national student grant awarding body, SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland), is urging students who have yet to submit their applications for student grant funding for the 2017/18 academic year to do so now.
SUSI is currently in its sixth year of operations and opened its 2017/18 online application system, for new and renewal student grants, on April 3rd and to-date SUSI has received 80,000 applications.
Graham Doyle, Head of Communications & Customer Service with SUSI, has the following message for students: “The processing of grant applications is once again running pretty smoothly. We are expecting to receive around 105,000 applications for the 2017/18 academic year. We have received 80,000 applications to-date and I would urge students to apply before the deadline of July 13th to ensure that their applications receive priority”.
The national awarding authority has already awarded grants to more than 41,000 students for 2017/18, including 10,500 new students. Mr. Doyle added: “Leaving Certificate students should not wait until they receive their Leaving Certificate results and CAO offers late in August before applying to SUSI. They should put down their first choice of course on their SUSI application forms and we will confirm their course details once results and course offers are made, through our link with the CAO. Importantly, students should make sure that they have ticked the SUSI option on their CAO forms to allow us to confirm this information. We have already awarded almost 10,500 such students, which is great news.
I would encourage students who are thinking of applying for a student grant to visit our website www.susi.iewhere they can review information about the eligibility criteria for student grant funding. In particular, they should use our online ‘grant eligibility reckoner’ where they can quickly, and easily, self-assess whether they may/may not be entitled to a student grant.
Students are also encouraged to use their own SUSI ‘online application trackers’, where they can track the progress of their applications and confirm that documentation has been received without having to contact SUSI directly.”