Call For Students To Submit Grant Funding Applications As Deadline Nears

Students are being urged to submit their grant funding applications before the deadline on Friday, 08 July.

Fine Gael Senator, Jerry Buttimer, confirmed the SUSI has received 70,000 applications for the 2016/2017 academic year.

He said: "SUSI are expecting to receive about 110,000 applications for the 2016/2017 academic year.

"Students this year are in a better position than those in previous years. They can now find out if they have been awarded grants before they receive their results and CAO offers, unlike in previous years, where Leaving Cert students had to wait until late CAO offers and results came in before they were given their grants, in August.

"This earlier grant process will reduce the stress levels for those starting college and decrease college drop-out rates because with a faster grant application and awarding system, students will be able to forward plan their finances and budgets better."


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