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# susi - Friday 1 March, 2013

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.

# susi - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Student grant backlog almost cleared (but 21k told applications were incomplete)

New figures show SUSI is onow dealing with just 619 applications, down from a high of 55,000.

# susi - Monday 14 January, 2013

PICS: Students' unions hand out food bags as grant crisis continues

The union at Galway-Mayo IT is handing out bags of food to hard-up students as SUSI continues catching up on grant payments.

# susi - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Minister gives extra €3 million to fund to assist students

The money is to be used by third level students facing financial hardship, and comes as some students are still waiting for grants.

# susi - Monday 7 January, 2013

Struggling students given food boxes as 5,500 still wait for grant

The Union of Students in Ireland says students are going to college hungry – while one college has set up a soup kitchen for students who can’t afford food.

# susi - Monday 17 December, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

Every morning, brings you the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

Calls for independent student grant appeals system

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming said that the office of the Ombudsman currently does not cover the student grant processing.

# susi - Friday 7 December, 2012

SUSI "making substantial progress" in processing student grants

The Department of Education said that SUSI is “on target” to progress all applications. So far, 31,973 applications have been completed.

# susi - Saturday 24 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge Here is the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Gardaí lack resources to monitor Love/Hate characters; HSE inquiry to proceed without actually inquiring; and student grants delayed until after emigration.

# susi - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

SUSI backlog means some student grants delayed until 2013 - Quinn

The Minister for Education says SUSI has taken on another 50 staff this week to clear the backlog of 21,000 applications.

# susi - Thursday 15 November, 2012

USI President released following arrest in the Dáil

John Logue was arrested in the Dáil visitors’ gallery last night but was later released without charge.

# susi - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Extra staff in place to tackle student grant backlog

CEO of SUSI, Jacinta Stewart said over 66,000 applications were received by the online system.

# susi - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Kenny: "All successful applicants will receive grants by year-end"

The Taoiseach was fielding questions about delays in the processing of student grant applications.

Committee to probe giant backlog in student grant applications

Around 48,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed. Ruairí Quinn has said the delay is “not satisfactory”.

# susi - Thursday 25 October, 2012

More than 50,000 students still waiting for decision on third-level grant

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.

# susi - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

New online grant system introduced for students

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn urged students to apply for grants early this year.