SUSI
(STUDENT UNIVERSAL
SUPPORT IRELAND)
SUSI
STUDENT UNIVERSAL SUPPORT IRELAND
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Website: www.susi.ie
Email: [email protected]
Facebook.com/susisupport
Twitter.com/susihelpdesk
Telephone helpdesk: 0761 087 874
ABOUT SUSI
• Single Grant Awarding Authority since 2012:
• “66 to 1” awarding authorities;
• New grants only (or if changing course); and
• Renew with your current awarding authority.
• Student Grant Scheme (2012, 2013, 2014)
• SUSI Metrics:
• 70,000 applications in 2012 – 40,000 grants awarded;
• 90,000 applications in 2013 – 60,000 grants awarded; and
• 100,000 applications expected in 2014.
ABOUT SUSI
• Services Provided for Applicants and Students:
• Student Information (www.susi.ie);
• On-line grant applications (www.grantsonline.ie);
• Application Processing (send documents by post);
• Payment of awarded grants; and
• Student Advice Helpdesk – phone, e-mail, etc.
STUDENT FINANCE
• Free Fees (HEA).
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Student Grants (SUSI).
• BTEA (Dept. Social Protection).
• Other Assistance (Bursary, Scholarship, etc.).
Grant Types and Rates
(Dependent on your Reckonable Income)
• Fee Grant:
€2,500 Student Contribution;
€2,000, or up to €6270, Postgraduate Fees;
Paid direct to Colleges; and
50% or 100% rates.
• Maintenance Grant (“adjacent”<45k from college):
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€1215 adjacent or €3025 non-adjacent;
25%, 50%, 75%,100% rates;
Special rate: €2375 adjacent/€5915 non-adjacent;
paid to Student (9 monthly instalments); and
Generally not payable if on BTEA.
TYPES OF STUDY
• Must be in Approved Colleges/Courses
• Further Education (levels 5 and 6)
 PLC Courses in State (maintenance only)
• Higher Education (levels 6 to 10)
 Undergraduate:
• in State of Ireland (fees & maintenance); and
• outside State (maintenance only).
 Postgraduate (fees contribution only):
• in State of Ireland; and
• some postgraduate courses in Northern Ireland.
TYPES OF STUDY
KEY ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
• Nationality: Irish, EU, EEA or Swiss nationals or have
specific leave to remain in the State.
• Residency: 3 of last 5 years in Ireland, EU, EEA or
Switzerland.
• Progression in education – NFQ levels 5-10.
• Back To Education Allowance (BTEA):
If in receipt and attending a PLC course – not eligible.
For Higher Education – may be entitled to Student
Contribution Charge and Tuition Fees.
KEY ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (cont.)
• Income: All household income (applicant and others).
Dependent:
If you were under 23 on the 1st January 2014; or
If you were over 23 on the 1st January 2014 but were under
23 when you first entered further or higher education.
Mature Dependent:
If you were over 23 on the 1st January 2014 and living with
your parents/guardians in October 2013; or
If you were over 23 on the 1st January of the year when
you first entered further or higher education and were
living with your parents/guardians in the October prior to
that year.
KEY ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (cont.)
 Independent:
If you were over 23 on the 1st January 2014 and living
independently from your parents/guardians in October
2013; or
If you were over 23 on the 1st January of the year when
you first entered further or higher education and were
living independently from your parents/guardians in
October prior to that year.
• Dependent and Mature Dependent applicants will be
assessed on their own income and that of their
parents/guardians.
• Independent applicants will be assessed on their own income
and that of their spouse/civil partner/cohabitant, where
applicable.
SUSI KEY DATES 2014
• Applications Opening: early May
• Applications Closing: early August
• Application Processing (3 months):
Initial Assessment (SUSI) - August
Documents Requested (Students) - September
Final Assessment (SUSI) - October
• Registration and First Grant Payments – October
KEEP IN TOUCH & APPLY EARLY!!!
1. Tick the SUSI option on your CAO form NOW
– so CAO can confirm your college place offer to SUSI.
2. Check out your grant eligibility NOW at www.susi.ie
(all you need to know about grants).
3. Apply online when SUSI opens in EARLY MAY (early
applications receive priority processing).
SUSI
STUDENT UNIVERSAL SUPPORT IRELAND
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