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Student finance body SUSI has paid out 11,000 more grants than this time last year

There are around 19,000 students still awaiting payments.

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THE STUDENT GRANT body SUSI has announced that it has awarded funding to 54,000 students so far in this academic year.

This figure is an increase on the figure of 43,000 from the same date last year.

The organisation started making payments at the beginning of this month. There are still a number of students who have been awarded grants and are waiting to receive their money.

For SUSI to make payment to students, they require the student to provide their bank details and their college is required to confirm that the student is attending.

Applications received

For the academic year 2014/15, SUSI received over 100,000 applications for grants – of which around 73,000 were accepted, meaning around 19,000 payments remain outstanding.

Out of these – documentation is outstanding for 10,000. Head of Communications and Customer Service with SUSI, Graham Doyle, said:

I would urge those students who have still to submit their requested documentation to do so as soon as possible so that the assessment of their applications can be completed.
I would also remind those students who have yet to submit their bank details to do so to ensure they can be paid.

The closing date on grant applications for the current academic year is next Friday. Students are able to complete their applications online.

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