|Third Level & PLC Grants|
New Grant Applications for 2012-13
A new ONLINE ONLY grant applications system was introduced for 2012. All new applications will be made online to a single awarding authority, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) through www.studentfinance.ie
When can I make my grant application?
The details of the 2012 Student Grant Scheme are available at http://www.studentfinance.ie. The online SUSI application system is now available at https://www.grantsonline.ie/.
How do I make my grant application?
Please visit https://www.grantsonline.ie/ to make a grant application.
How will I submit my supporting documentation?
Following initial assessment of your application, if eligible, you will receive by post a provisional grant approval and a personalised list of the supporting documents you will need to return to complete your application. Completed documentary evidence packs (photocopies of the documents, not originals) should be returned as soon as possible in the envelope provided to you.
When you return all the necessary supporting documents SUSI will process your application to award stage, subject to confirmation of your acceptance on an approved course.
When will I receive a final decision from SUSI?
When you confirm acceptance of a place on an approved course (usually late August/early September), your grant is awarded and payment will be made on a monthly basis (subject to confirmation of attendance) directly into your designated Irish bank account.
Where can I get more information on SUSI?
Please visit http://www.susi.ie/ for further information. As part of SUSI's support to students, there is a SUSI Helpdesk available in the lead up to and following the launch of the online application system for both email and telephone queries. The Helpdesk will provide extended services in the evenings.
What if I'm already in receipt of a grant?
Students who are currently in receipt of a student grant and who are progressing to the next year of the same course will continue to be assessed and paid by the existing awarding authorities - i.e. the relevant local authority or Vocational Educational Committee. If you are changing your course or progressing to a new course you will need to apply to SUSI.