Crowe welcomes new online student grant application system
The Sinn Féin education spokesperson Seán Crowe has welcomed the new central online system for grants which will allow the processing of grant applications over the internet.
Deputy Crowe said: “In a fortnight’s time students will be finishing their Leaving Cert Exams and those going to college can now apply online for their student grant.
“The Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) will be accepting all new grant applications and giving out payments to students starting college in the coming academic year or those beginning new courses.
“Up until now, students had to apply to their local authority or VEC for their grants and 66 grant awarding authorities were involved, all using a variety of applications, assessment and payment processes. It was a cumbersome process and I understand that this new on-line system, which is run by the City of Dublin VEC, will make the process of applying for a grant a good deal easier.
“Parents or students who have any queries in relation to the application process or the student grant scheme in general should contact the “SUSI Support Desk” by telephone at 0761 08 7874 or email [email protected]”