Tipperary parents and ‘would be’ 3rd level students should note that SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland), the online application system charged with awarding grants to students, has announced it is ‘open for business’ for the academic year 2015 to 2016.
SUSI, as stated, is the single national ‘Awarding Authority’ for all new and continuing student grant applications. Keep in mind that applications for ‘Student Grants’ are assessed under a criteria set out in the Student Support Act 2011, Student Support Regulations and the Student Grant Scheme.
Applications are made online and are subject to necessary supporting documentation. This online application system provides you with a quick, user friendly way to apply for your student grant with this year the fourth year of operating this online system. This upcoming academic year SUSI expect to process more than 110,000 student applications, so do set about filling up your siblings application online details early, thus avoiding any future delays.
SUSI are at pains to state that they have introduced a key number of improvements to their operating system, including an earlier application opening date and a redesigned website. You will remember that the system came under much criticism in the past, after it emerged that they had granted some €4m worth of grants to ineligible students during their first year of operation.