It’s never too early to think about applying for a Susi scholarship
Every year, thousands of students receive funding from the Susi grant agency to cover the cost of attending college. Around 63,000 students received funding in the current academic year.
It may be too early to apply for a 2023/24 scholarship, but it’s not too early to think about it.
There is an excellent resource on susi.ie called Eligibility Reckoner. It’s quick and easy to use and will tell you if you’re likely to be eligible for a grant.
Susi is the state awarding authority for all continuing education and training grants for school leavers or high school graduates from a recognized full-time course.
Applications open in spring (usually April) and anyone who thinks they might qualify should be aware of the opening date and apply as soon as possible.
Priority will be given to those who submit their application before July 7th, so they should know if they qualify and what level of financial aid they can expect before beginning their studies. Applications can also be submitted after this date, usually by November.
Applicants must meet a number of criteria to be admitted. The basic criterion is household income, which must be below a certain threshold.
Eligible students in further education, e.g. B. Those completing a PLC course are only eligible for a living allowance, while undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for living allowance and a reimbursement or partial reimbursement of their tuition fee.
Anyone who applies for a course through the CAO can give the CAO permission to share their data with Susi, which simplifies the payment process. It doesn’t matter if a student later changes his mind about his choice of course; The system allows Susi to follow the applicant to any desired course.
Older students who receive a back-to-education allowance from the Department for Social Protection are not eligible for a Susi living allowance.
Undergraduate Susi applicants studying in the UK or Europe can receive the maintenance grant for approved courses, but there is no contribution to their fees for those studying out of state.
The 2023 budget increased the value of living allowances and also brought changes to income limits to allow more students to receive tuition assistance.
Visit susi.ie for more information
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