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28 July 2015

SUSI urges students to submit their student grant applications before the August 1st deadline

SUSI urges students to submit their student grant applications before the August 1st deadline

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 2015/2016 academic year to do so now. The deadline for applications is Saturday, August 1st.

SUSI is currently in its fourth year of operations and opened its 2015/2016 online application system, for new and renewal student grants, on April 23rd. This was two weeks earlier than in 2014/2015, and to-date SUSI has received 85,000 applications.

Graham Doyle, Head of Communications & Customer Service with SUSI, has the following message for students: “We are expecting to receive approximately 110,000 applications for the 2015/2016 academic year. We have received 85,000 applications to-date and we would urge students to apply before the deadline of August 1st to ensure that their applications receive priority”.

Mr. Doyle also has the following advice for students who have made applications: “After we receive online applications we write to students requesting supporting documentation. It is imperative that students get this requested documentation back to us within the specified timeframe otherwise there will be a delay in the processing of their applications.”

SUSI encourages students to visit its redesigned, and more user-friendly, website to review information about the eligibility criteria for student grant funding, including its online ‘grant eligibility reckoner’ where students can quickly and easily self-assess whether they may be entitled to grant.

Students are also encouraged to use their own SUSI ‘online application tracker’, where they can track the progress of their application and confirm that SUSI has received their documentation without having to contact SUSI directly.