General Information on Grants
The Department of Education and Skills have published the Student Grant Scheme for the 2020/21 academic year on the Citizens Information website and they are advising students to apply as early as possible for a grant so as to avoid long delays in processing applications. Do not wait until you receive your CAO offer, ensure you correctly complete the application forms, send in the correct supporting documentation and do not miss the application deadline or you will face long delays in getting your grant application accessed. Closing date for the prioritising of renewal applications is 11th June 2020 and for new applications is 9th July 2020
New Grant Applications:
All new applications for 2020/21, including students changing their courses or progressing to new courses (be they add-on courses or otherwise), will be made online through Student Universal Support Ireland, SUSI, www.susi.ie. SUSI will pay the student contribution fees directly to the institute and the maintenace payment if applicable will be pay directly into the student's nominated bank accounts. All payments (Levels 6/7/8) under this scheme will be paid directly into your bank account on a monthly basis. Please contact SUSI for detailed payment schedule.
Renewal SUSI applications
Students awarded by SUSI in 2019/20 must renew their application online and SUSI will notify them by email when this facility is available. Students who are progressing to the next year of their course must renew their grants.
How to apply for a Grant?
The Department of Education and Skills has taken the first major step to overhaul the student grant system. The four schemes has been replaced by a single unified scheme this year, namely Student Universal Support Ireland, SUSI. This will make it far easier for students to apply for a grant. Students should visit www.studentfinance.ie or www.susi.ie to access information about student grants and to complete or download a Student Grant Application Form. Guidance notes on completing the application form are also provided for download. The student finance link www.studentfinance.ie highlights important points for completing the application form and contains other useful information which is a convenient and user-friendly source of information on financial support for further higher education.
Who is responsible for paying student grants?
Sonya Grimley in the Academic Administration Office is responsible for administering student grant payments once they have been approved by the Awarding Authority and she can be contacted at Extension 2957, direct dial +353 (0)42 9370233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SUSI Grant Payment Schedule
Please see the SUSI Payment Schedule listed below:
Change of Family Income
A student whose family income has changed can apply to be considered for a grant (or an increased level of grant) at any stage in his/her programme. The basis for such an application can be the current family situation rather than income in the last financial year.
Long Term Unemployed
Information relevant to the long term unemployed can be found by visiting the Education & Training section of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection website.
Back to Education Allowance
Information relevant to the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) can be found on the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection website.
Mature students (over 23 on 1st January of year of entry to course) entering or re-entering college may be entitled to be assessed independently of their parents/guardian for a grant/scholarship.
Visit SUSI website for further details.
DkIT Quality Office
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Useful Links for Fees and Grants
Additional Financial Support - Student Assistant Fund:
The Student Assistance Fund provides financial assistance for full-time higher education students who are experiencing financial difficulties whilst attending college. Students can apply for Student Assistance to help them with either temporary or ongoing financial difficulties. The Student Assistance Fund provides a further source of funding for higher education students in addition of the Student Grant.