# student-grants - Sunday 3 August, 2014
A public consultation process has been announced ahead of the publication of the Data-Sharing and Governance Bill.
# student-grants - Saturday 30 November, 2013
In its latest progress report, the awarding body has confirmed it’s reached the finalisation stage for grants two months faster than the last academic year.
# student-grants - Thursday 21 November, 2013
# student-grants - Friday 1 November, 2013
A total of 43,000 students have a grant decision at this point compared to 6,000 students at this time last year.
# student-grants - Tuesday 1 October, 2013
The protests come as the USI attempt to mobilise a voting block of 50,000 students in a database by the local and European elections next year.
# student-grants - Friday 27 September, 2013
In its latest update, SUSI says it is more than two months ahead of where it was this time last year in processing grant applications.
# student-grants - Wednesday 25 September, 2013
A total of 55 cases of complaints against the grant system were accepted by the Ombudsman with 34 of them still open.
# student-grants - Thursday 5 September, 2013
Around 61,500 applications have been assessed by SUSI – and of these, around 40,000 students will end up getting a grant.
# student-grants - Wednesday 14 August, 2013
Some 82,000 applications were received by the deadline earlier this month but SUSI are still accepting them.
# student-grants - Tuesday 6 August, 2013
SUSI said today that they are still accepting applications and that delays in processing seen last year are not expected to be repeated.
# student-grants - Friday 2 August, 2013
The grant system website was hit with technical issues last night as the deadline drew near.
# student-grants - Monday 29 July, 2013
The head of operations at SUSI said that the students grants scheme has undergone a number of improvements.
# student-grants - Saturday 20 July, 2013
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# student-grants - Thursday 18 July, 2013
Some 400 application appeals are still outstanding, but the body handling grant applications says that it is ‘confident’ that mistakes won’t be repeated.
# student-grants - Wednesday 19 June, 2013
SUSI authorities say dozens of students haven’t been ruled on from last year – leaving them in limbo for their college future.
# student-grants - Wednesday 5 June, 2013
Tom Hayes’ statement would appear to place him at odds with the education minister.
# student-grants - Tuesday 28 May, 2013
‘Did we get it wrong? Yes’: The education minister admits the reform of the student grants system was botched.
# student-grants - Wednesday 8 May, 2013
While 328 grants have still to be processed by SUSI, an additional 1,938 students remain in limbo as the result of ongoing disputes over documentation.
# student-grants - Wednesday 27 March, 2013
The USI said Joe O’Connor has firsthand experience with the college grant system which will help him represent struggling students.
# student-grants - Friday 1 March, 2013
While Labour TDs believe the change makes “perfect sense”, there is opposition from some Fine Gael TDs.
# student-grants - Monday 14 January, 2013
The union at Galway-Mayo IT is handing out bags of food to hard-up students as SUSI continues catching up on grant payments.
# student-grants - Wednesday 9 January, 2013
The money is to be used by third level students facing financial hardship, and comes as some students are still waiting for grants.
# student-grants - Monday 17 December, 2012
Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming said that the office of the Ombudsman currently does not cover the student grant processing.
# student-grants - Tuesday 20 November, 2012
The Minister for Education says SUSI has taken on another 50 staff this week to clear the backlog of 21,000 applications.
# student-grants - Thursday 15 November, 2012
John Logue was arrested in the Dáil visitors’ gallery last night but was later released without charge.
# student-grants - Wednesday 14 November, 2012
CEO of SUSI, Jacinta Stewart said over 66,000 applications were received by the online system.
# student-grants - Tuesday 13 November, 2012
Around 48,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed. Ruairí Quinn has said the delay is “not satisfactory”.
# student-grants - Thursday 25 October, 2012
New figures show that 65,000 students applied under the new student grant system – but decisions have been made on just 12,000 applications so far.
# student-grants - Wednesday 19 September, 2012
The Taoiseach says the government remains committed to implementing the Croke Park deal despite missing targets on public allowances.
South Tipperary County Council says it decided not to link grant payments with the household charge after looking more closely.
# student-grants - Saturday 11 August, 2012
Fine Gael TDs are threatening a revolt over plans to consider the value of family farmland when considering a grant application.
A number of TDs – including a cabinet minister – are opposed to planned changes to grant criteria. So what’s going on?
# student-grants - Thursday 2 August, 2012
Caught between fees and grants, a growing number of would-be students face missing out altogether. Welcome to the world of the ‘inbetweeners’, writes Patrick Kelleher.
# student-grants - Monday 28 May, 2012
One of the three students who sought the original judicial review has since dropped out of college due to grant reforms and is planning to emigrate.
# student-grants - Wednesday 25 April, 2012
Students whose grants were reformed last year are told the State’s economic problems trump their legitimate expectations.
# student-grants - Monday 20 February, 2012
Nine things to know by 9am, including: Final day of Xi visit, Greece set for €130bn loan, Bank of Ireland cuts its losses, and are you hungry enough for a test tube hamburger?
# student-grants - Tuesday 22 November, 2011
The boom taught us the danger of ignoring inconvenient truths, writes Miles Link – so what are we doing with cuts to the universities?
# student-grants - Monday 21 November, 2011
Ruairí Quinn admits the Budget will be so tough that a blanket cut to postgraduate student grants “cannot be ruled out”.
# student-grants - Monday 19 September, 2011
Nine things to know before 9am: Man in court over Roscommon stabbing, eateries lose millions in food waste, and the latest institution to ban men with red hair…