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#SUSI

# susi - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Due a student grant? Applications open today

The national awarding body is expecting an increase in applications.

# susi - Monday 30 November, 2015

20,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed

…but most of them haven’t submitted all the necessary documentation.

# susi - Monday 5 October, 2015

Student denied grant may have to drop out of college for third time in four years

Ennis-raised Raymond, 21, says he feels abandoned after his latest Susi application was rejected earlier this year.

# susi - Friday 14 August, 2015

If you get this email about student grants, don’t click the link… It’s a scam

The students grants body says a number of people have received the email.

# susi - Friday 31 July, 2015

With one day until the college grant deadline the SUSI website is back up and running

Head of communications with Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) Graham Doyle says that all applicants should now be able to access their website.

# susi - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Taxpayers could end up footing €4.1m bill for student grant overpayment

The Department of Education has apologised for the error.

# susi - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Postgraduate SUSI applicant? Let’s hope you were never hardworking or homeless

I worked full-time during my full-time undergraduate degree; in 2007 my mother and I became homeless. Yet I am not deemed eligible for a full postgraduate grant.

# susi - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Opinion: I had to leave home and become independent at 18 – but SUSI won't recognise that

The grant is supposed to be there for people like me – people who can’t survive in college without it. But I don’t fit into SUSI’s picture of what a student is.

# susi - Friday 31 October, 2014

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.

# susi - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Howlin wants to know what you think about public bodies sharing data

A public consultation process has been announced ahead of the publication of the Data-Sharing and Governance Bill.

# susi - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Are you eligible for a student grant? SUSI is open for applications...

You can apply for the grant online.

# susi - Saturday 25 January, 2014

SUSI set up special unit to urgently reassess 65 students

The students were previously informed that the authority make ‘seek to recover’ their grants, if they are not reassessed.

# susi - Monday 20 January, 2014

SUSI restores grant funding for 39 dental nursing and hygiene students

Questions had been raised about the eligibility of dental nursing and hygiene students at UCC and Trinity.

# susi - Sunday 19 January, 2014

SUSI may ‘seek to recover’ 65 postgraduate grants

The grants were received in error due to a combination of mis-assessment by SUSI and the forms being completed incorrectly, and the students can apply to be re-assessed.

# susi - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Column: Operation Emigration – is the Government trying to give us the shove?

High youth unemployment, education cuts, and JobBridge… am I the only one thinking the Government is trying to get rid of us?

# susi - Saturday 30 November, 2013

SUSI: Decisions have been made on all completed student grant applications

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.

# susi - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Student denied a grant by SUSI, despite being €7,600 below income threshold

A Sinn Féin councillor says that he had to write to SUSI to explain that €46,661 is less than €54,240.

# susi - Friday 1 November, 2013

Over 90 per cent of students awarded grants have been paid say SUSI

A total of 43,000 students have a grant decision at this point compared to 6,000 students at this time last year.

# susi - Friday 27 September, 2013

Some 3,000 students have had their grant refused or cancelled

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.

# susi - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Students were “put through the mill” by SUSI

The Ombudsman is dealing with more than 50 complaints from third level students about the new grant-allocating body SUSI.

# susi - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

SUSI 'working closely' with the Ombudsman on student grant complaints

A total of 55 cases of complaints against the grant system were accepted by the Ombudsman with 34 of them still open.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# susi - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Almost 8,000 applicants turned down for grant by SUSI

Around 61,500 applications have been assessed by SUSI – and of these, around 40,000 students will end up getting a grant.

# susi - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Ruairi Quinn considers cutting grants; students say ‘don’t even think about it’

The Union of Students in Ireland say they are “ready and equipped” to fight any attempt to cut student grants.

# susi - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Student grant applications 'being assessed on schedule'

Some 82,000 applications were received by the deadline earlier this month but SUSI are still accepting them.

# susi - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

59,000 new grant applications received by SUSI ahead of deadline

SUSI said today that they are still accepting applications and that delays in processing seen last year are not expected to be repeated.

# susi - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Student ‘waiting nearly a year’ for SUSI grant decision

The Irish student, who is studying in the UK, said he still has not been given news on a decision about his grant application.

# susi - Friday 2 August, 2013

Here Is What Happened Today: Friday

Everybody’s talking about the funeral of the Chada brothers, the SUSI grant system and a worldwide travel alert for US citizens.

US to close embassies on Sunday over unspecified security concerns

The United States would not specify the threat or say which embassies will be closed.

# susi - Monday 29 July, 2013

SUSI: More staff, less bureaucracy, prioritised payments

The head of operations at SUSI said that the students grants scheme has undergone a number of improvements.

# susi - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Heatwave, hepatitis and holiday: The week in numbers

Plus: how many 1 cent and 2 cent coins were minted in Ireland in the last eight years (and may soon be obsolete)?

# susi - Thursday 18 July, 2013

SUSI affair was 'chaos' says Mary Lou McDonald

Eamon Gilmore says that he cannot guarantee that third-level grants will be paid before Christmas, but says that ‘lessons have been learned’.

Students can complain to the Ombudsman over grant problems

Some 400 application appeals are still outstanding, but the body handling grant applications says that it is ‘confident’ that mistakes won’t be repeated.

# susi - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

118 students still awaiting decision for last year's college grant

SUSI authorities say dozens of students haven’t been ruled on from last year – leaving them in limbo for their college future.

# susi - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

‘I won’t take my eye off the ball’: Quinn promises better SUSI system

‘Did we get it wrong? Yes’: The education minister admits the reform of the student grants system was botched.

# susi - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Over 2,200 students still without grants as college year draws to a close

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.

# susi - Friday 3 May, 2013

Fears of repeat delays to grants as SUSI retains a fraction of staff

Sinn Féin’s Jonathan O’Brien says keeping more of last year’s staff would help to avoid a repeat of 2012’s chronic delays.

# susi - Friday 1 March, 2013

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Six months into year, 14pc of SUSI applicants still without grants

Nearly 10,000 students have either been approved a grant but not yet paid, or have applications still being processed.

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