SUSI & College Grants

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SUSI & College Grants

  1. 1. Student Grants
  2. 2. In This Unit You Will Learn • How the SUSI application process works • If you are eligible • What sort of grant you can get • Key dates to apply
  3. 3. ABOUT SUSI 103,000 applications last year 74,000 grants awarded 110,000 applications expected for 2015/16
  4. 4. Grant Types and Rates Fee Grant €3,000 Paid to Colleges for your fees P.83
  5. 5. Grant Types and Rates Maintenance Grant €1,215 is adjacent grant if you live less than 45km from College €3,025 non-adjacent if you live more than 45km from Place of Study P.83
  6. 6. Grant Types and Rates Dependent on your Household Income P.83
  7. 7. Grant Types and Rates (Dependent on your Household Income) Maintenance Grant You can get 25%, 50%, 75%,100% grants depending on financial circumstance P.83
  8. 8. Grant Types and Rates Maintenance Grant in 9 monthly instalments P.83
  9. 9. KEY ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA 1. Approved Full-time Course 2. Lived three of last 5 years in Ireland, the EU, the EEA or Switzerland 3. Income level 4. Progression through Education 5. A major award e.g. Level 5,6,7 or 8 P.83
  10. 10. KEY ELIGIBILITY Explained Income All household income Dependent If you were under 23 on the 1st January 2015; or If you were over 23 on the 1st January 2015 but were under 23 when you first entered further or higher education.
  11. 11. Level 5 Certificate (PLC College) Level 6 Higher Certificate Level 7 Ordinary Bachelor Degree Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree Post Grad Options PROGRESSION IN EDUCATION Level 6 Advanced Certificate (PLC College)
  12. 12. Level Ireland Northern Ireland EU including UK Mainten- ance Fee Mainten- ance Fee Mainten- ance Fee PLC Under Graduate Post Graduate * Up to €2000 awarded TYPES OF STUDY *A Post Graduate costs €10,000
  13. 13. SUSI KEY DATES 2015 Applications Open: 23rd April Renewal Applications Closing: 12thJune New Applications Closing: 1st August P.83
  14. 14. KEEP IN TOUCH & APPLY EARLY!!! Tick the SUSI option on your CAO form NOW so CAO can confirm your college place offer to SUSI.
  15. 15. KEEP IN TOUCH & APPLY EARLY!!! Check out your grant eligibility NOW at www.susi.ie (all you need to know about grants).
  16. 16. KEEP IN TOUCH & APPLY EARLY!!! Apply online - Applications opened on 23 April (early applications receive priority processing).
  17. 17. SUSI STUDENT UNIVERSAL SUPPORT IRELAND Website: www.susi.ie Email: support@susi.ie Facebook.com/susisupport Twitter.com/susihelpdesk Telephone helpdesk: 0761 087 874 Go to: www.susi.ie
  18. 18. QUIZ TIME P.84
  19. 19. Answers: 1b,2a,3c,4a,5d,6c
  20. 20. In This Unit You Will Learn • How the SUSI application process works • If you are eligible • What sort of grant you can get • Key dates to apply

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