SUSI Grant Process

How to Apply for a SUSI Grant: Tips for Applicants

  • Make your application as early as possible after the opening date – (23rd April 2020).
  • The priority closing date for new applicants is 9th July.
  • You can still apply for funding after this date but students who submit their application on or before 9th July will receive priority processing.
  • 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 New Application Form Guide 2020-2021

 

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 Course Change Notification (CCN) 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 CCN 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 2019/20 academic year are as follows:

As SUSI must confirm each student’s registration directly with colleges at the start of the academic year, the first instalment of maintenance grants are paid on a weekly basis. This year first maintenance payments for Higher Education students start from the 20th September and will continue to issue weekly to students as we confirm registration with their college at least one week prior to the next payment date. Students can check their online payment tracker which will reflect the date once their payment has been processed.

 You can read more about how to receive your SUSI maintenance payment here  

Remaining Higher Education
payment dates 2019-20
 
MonthPayment Date
April10/04/2020
May15/05/2020
Higher Education
payment dates 2020-21
 
MonthPayment Date
SeptemberPayment dates for academic year 20/21 will be available soon
OctoberPayment dates for academic year 20/21 will be available soon
NovemberPayment dates for academic year 20/21 will be available soon
DecemberPayment dates for academic year 20/21 will be available soon
JanuaryPayment dates for academic year 20/21 will be available soon
FebruaryPayment dates for academic year 20/21 will be available soon
MarchPayment dates for academic year 20/21 will be available soon
AprilPayment dates for academic year 20/21 will be available soon
MayPayment dates for academic year 20/21 will be available soon

As SUSI must confirm each student’s registration directly with colleges at the start of the academic year, the first instalment of maintenance grants are paid on a weekly basis. This year first maintenance payments for Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) students start from the 18th October and will continue to issue weekly to students as we confirm registration with their college at least one week prior to the next payment date. Students can check their online payment tracker which will reflect the date once their payment has been processed.  

You can read more about how to receive your SUSI maintenance payment here  

Remaining Post Leaving Certificate
payment dates 2019-20
 
MonthPayment Date
April24/04/2020
May22/05/2020
June19/06/2020
Post Leaving Certificate
payment dates 2020-21
 
MonthPayment Date
OctoberPayment dates for academic year 20/21 will be available soon
NovemberPayment dates for academic year 20/21 will be available soon
DecemberPayment dates for academic year 20/21 will be available soon
JanuaryPayment dates for academic year 20/21 will be available soon
FebruaryPayment dates for academic year 20/21 will be available soon
MarchPayment dates for academic year 20/21 will be available soon
AprilPayment dates for academic year 20/21 will be available soon
MayPayment dates for academic year 20/21 will be available soon
JunePayment dates for academic year 20/21 will be available soon

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