Payments

Check the My Payments section of your SUSI account to see when your payment has been processed.

Grant Award Payments

Maintenance grants are paid into your bank account by electronic fund transfer (EFT) in nine instalments.

Fee grants are paid directly to the college/institution on your behalf.

To receive your grant payment, you must have:

  1. Received a grant award or grant renewal letter from SUSI;
  2. Registered with your college for the new academic year;
  3. Been confirmed as registered for the new academic year by your college to SUSI at least one week prior to the next payment date. SUSI will request and must receive confirmation of continuous attendance at various points during the academic year. Payments will only be made once continuous attendance has been confirmed by the college and
  4. Submitted your bank details through your SUSI account, allowing at least one week for the update to take affect before a scheduled payment date. If you have been awarded funding in a previous academic year but have created a New Application (i.e. your application begins with a W2122 reference number), you must submit your bank details again for this new application.

Your Bank Details

Please ensure your bank account is an open and active Euro account in the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) that can accept Electronic Fund Transfers. Please check with your financial institution if in doubt.

2021/22 Payment Dates

Higher Education

The first scheduled payment for academic year 2021/22 takes place on 8th October.

To ensure students receive their first payment as soon as possible, SUSI will be making weekly payments from 8th October. Payments will be made on Fridays and students must be confirmed as registered by their college at least one week prior to the next payment.

Students can see their payment date online in the payment schedule of their SUSI account once their payment has been processed.

Please note: SUSI confirms students’ continued attendance with colleges at various points during the academic year. Payments will only be made once continuous attendance has been confirmed by the college.

Higher Education
payment dates 2021-22
 
PaymentPayment Date
Payment 18 October 2021
Payment 229 October 2021
Payment 319 November 2021
Payment 417 December 2021
Payment 514 January 2022
Payment 618 February 2022
Payment 718 March 2022
Payment 88 April 2022
Payment 913 May 2022

PLC

SUSI confirms attendance with students’ colleges each month at least one week prior to the scheduled payment date. Payments will only be made once attendance has been confirmed by the college.  There may be additional payment dates for newly awarded students to receive their first payment.  Students can see their payment date online in the payment schedule of their SUSI account once their payment has been processed.

Post Leaving Certificate
payment dates 2021-22
 
PaymentPayment Date
Payment 122 October 2021
Payment 226 November 2021
Payment 317 December 2021
Payment 421 January 2022
Payment 525 February 2022
Payment 625March 2022
Payment 722 April 2022
Payment 820 May 2022
Payment 917 June 2022

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I received an award letter, registered with my college and updated my bank details but have not received a payment on the scheduled payment date?

A: SUSI will be issuing weekly payments from October to December to ensure all eligible students registered with and confirmed by their college receive their maintenance grant. Payments are made on Fridays so to see if you are due to receive a payment in a given week, check the payments schedule in the My Payments section of your SUSI account on the Thursday of that week.

 Q: I was awarded funding after the first payment date. Will I receive back payments?

A: If your application is awarded after the first scheduled payment date or your registration is confirmed after the first scheduled payment date, you will receive any back payments due in your first payment.

Q: Can I change my bank account details during the academic year?

A: Yes, you can change or amend your bank details in your SUSI account. You should allow at least one week for the change to take affect before a scheduled payment date.

Q: I’m a PLC student and have not received my payment even though I received previous payments.

A: Maintenance grants can only be paid to PLC students in the following circumstances:

  1. Your application has been awarded and you have received an award letter from SUSI;
  2. You have submitted your bank details through your SUSI account;
  3. The institution you are attending has confirmed satisfactory attendance each month.

Q: How will an equivalent period of study determination affect my grant payment?

A: If you previously completed a period of study at the same or higher level as your current awarded course, the amount of maintenance grant and/or fees you are awarded will be affected. You will not be paid for the months you have previously completed.

Example: You previously completed 3 months of a level 7 course. You are now applying for a grant for a different level 7 course. Provided you meet all eligibility criteria, you will only be eligible for 6 payments instead of the full 9 payments and will need to complete a repeat period of study of 3 months before you can receive your first payment.