Going to College: The Financial Lowdown

Going to College: The Financial Lowdown

Nowadays, college is a very costly endeavor. Even if you are eligible for a grant, thanks to skyrocketing rent prices and the overwhelming cost of living, those supports are unlikely to cover all your expenses. Overheads, books, travel, food, and clothes will soon put a major hole in the allowance you receive. But you don’t […]

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Demand for SUSI student grants expected to be high

Demand for SUSI student grants expected to be high

From Monday, 3 April 2017 the SUSI student grants reopens. The demand is expected to be high, particularly as maintenance grants for postgraduate students have been made available. Students in the lowest income category can apply for the postgraduate maintenance grant, worth almost €6,000. In 2012, the government stopped funding for postgrad maintenance grants. This […]

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That SUSI, still breaking student’s hearts

That SUSI, still breaking student’s hearts

  It was a promise that students could hardly refuse. Apply for your grant online, get it processed in double-quick time, pay your college fees, and continue your upward trajectory. Like any meaningful relationship, things just couldn’t be that simple. As a general rule of thumb, whenever a new system is put in place you […]

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SUSI grant system delivers on time, this time

SUSI grant system delivers on time, this time

  The good news for students who have applied for third-level grants this year is that almost two-thirds of them have already been awarded. This is according to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI), which has released figures that show a huge improvement in the body’s efficiency over this time last year. So, far, some 39,000 […]

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Sign of the times: SUSI applications up on last year

Sign of the times: SUSI applications up on last year

  More people are reliant on state support for their educational needs than in previous years. At least this is what the number of new applications for the SUSI online grant application system seems to suggest. So far, the figure stands at 59,000 new applicants, which represents an increase of 50 per cent on this […]

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