SUSI Grant Process

The Grants Online Application system for the 2016/17 academic year is now closed but you can still access your SUSI account to check the status of your application, view details of upcoming payments or to change your personal details.

How to Apply for a SUSI Grant: Tips for Applicants

  • Make your application as early as possible after the opening date.
  • Make sure the information you supply in relation to dates of birth, PPS numbers, etc. is correct, to avoid delays in the processing of your application.
  • Supply the documentation requested of you, correctly first time and on time.
  • Use the application tracker in your online account to check the progress of your submitted application at any stage.

 

  • Step 1
    Make Your Application
  • Step 2
    Supply Supporting Documentation
  • Step 3
    Receive Grant Decision
  • Step 4
    Receive Your Payment

Applications are made through the grants online application system available here, or below by clicking on the “Apply Here” button.

Creating a SUSI online account

You must have an online account with SUSI before you can make your grant application. For information on how to create an account, please click here.

Fill in and submit your online application.

Please ensure that you provide complete and accurate information (dates of birth, PPS numbers and bank details in particular) as failure to do this will delay processing of your application.

 

For full details on completing your application form please refer to the Application Form Guide 2016/17

Supply your Documents

Based on the information supplied in your online application form you will receive either a refusal letter or a checklist requesting the supporting documents required to further process your application.

  • Supply the documentation requested of you, correctly first time and on time.
  • Where any of your documents are not submitted on time or are submitted incorrectly, you will be requested/reminded by letter/e-mail to submit/resubmit them.
  • Where a Final Course Acceptance (FCA) form is requested to confirm that you have accepted a college place it should be provided as soon as possible in the following ways:
    •     If you ticked the SUSI option on your CAO form you do not need to take any action – this information is provided by CAO to SUSI when a CAO offer is accepted;
    •     Other Students should submit their FCA form online by accessing their SUSI on line account using their unique username and password.
  •  Late submission of your documents will delay processing of your application.
  • Where your documents are not received following reminders, your application will be refused.

Receive Grant Decision

You will be advised of your grant decision.

Your application may be:

  • Awarded;
    An award letter is issued to you offering you a grant and highlighting the further steps you need to take before your grant can be paid.
  • Refused:
    A refusal letter is issued to you. This letter will also highlight the further steps you may take if you wish to request a review of your grant decision. These steps are also outlined in the SUSI Reviewing your Grant or Appealing your Grant Processes.

Receive your Payment

Maintenance grants are paid into your (student’s) bank account (or credit union account if on attached list) and fee grants are paid directly to the college you are attending.

To ensure payment of your grant, you must have:

  • provided your bank details to SUSI (maintenance grants only) – this can be done at any time through your online grant application account.
  • had your course details confirmed by the CAO to SUSI or submitted your Final Course Acceptance (FCA) form on-line to SUSI.
  • been confirmed to SUSI by your college as registered and attending your course.

Payment dates for maintenance grants for the 2016/17 academic year are as follows:

Post Leaving Certificate
payment dates 2016/2017
  
MonthPayment Date
October21/10/2016
November25/11/2016
December23/12/2016
January20/01/2017
February24/02/2017
March24/03/2017
April28/04/2017
May26/05/2017
June16/06/2017
Higher Education
payment dates 2016/2017
 
MonthPayment Date
September23/09/2016
October21/10/2016
November18/11/2016
December16/12/2016
January13/01/2017
February17/02/2017
March16/03/2017
April21/04/2017
May19/05/2017