SUSI Grant Process

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.

The priority closing date for new applications is 13 July, 2017.

The priority closing date for renewal applications is 15 June, 2017.

 

  • 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 Application Form Guide 2017/18

 

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 2017/2018 academic year are as follows:

Higher Education
payment dates 2017-18
 
MonthPayment Date
September22/09/2017
October20/10/2017
November17/11/2017
December15/12/2017
January12/01/2018
February16/02/2018
March16/03/2018
April20/04/2018
May18/05/2018
Post Leaving Certificate
payment dates 2017-18
  
MonthPayment Date
October20/10/2017
November24/11/2017
December21/12/2017
January19/01/2018
February23/02/2018
March23/03/2018
April27/04/2018
May25/05/2018
June22/06/2018