SUSI Grant Process

How to Apply for a SUSI Grant: Tips for Applicants

  • Make your application as early as possible after the opening date – 5th April 2018.
  • 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.
  • Find out what class of applicant you are – Dependent, Mature Dependent or Independent.
  • It is important that you supply SUSI with all of the documentation that we request from you, correctly first time and on time. If you need more time then contact our support desk to let us know.
  • You can use the application tracker in your online account to check the progress of your submitted application at any stage.

 

 

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  • 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 (e.g. on dates of birth and PPS numbers) as failure to do this will delay processing of your application.

 

For full details on completing your application form please refer to the Guidelines for making an application 2018-19 (Full Guide)

 

 

Supply your Documents

Based on the information supplied in your online application form you will receive either an award letter, 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 way:
    • You should submit your FCA form online by accessing your SUSI on line account using your unique username, password and pin code.
    • However, 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.
  •  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 2018/2019 academic year are as follows:

Higher Education
payment dates 2018-19
 
MonthPayment Date
September21/09/2018
October19/10/2018
November16/11/2018
December14/12/2018
January11/01/2019
February15/02/2019
March15/03/2019
April19/04/2019
May17/05/2019

Post Leaving Certificate
payment dates 2018-19
  
MonthPayment Date
October19/10/2018
November23/11/2018
December21/12/2018
January18/01/2019
February22/02/2019
March22/03/2019
April26/04/2019
May24/05/2019
June21/06/2019

 

 

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