Check the My Payments section of your SUSI account to see when your payment has been processed.
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:
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.
The first scheduled payment for academic year 2020/21 takes place on 9th October.
To ensure students receive their first payment as soon as possible, SUSI will be making weekly payments from 9th 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.
|Higher Education |
payment dates 2020-21
|Payment 1||9 October 2020|
|Payment 2||30 October 2020|
|Payment 3||27 November 2020|
|Payment 4||18 December 2020|
|Payment 5||15 January 2021|
|Payment 6||12 February 2021|
|Payment 7||12 March 2021|
|Payment 8||16 April 2021|
|Payment 9||14 May 2021|
SUSI confirms attendance with students’ colleges each month at least one week prior to the scheduled payment date. 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 2020-21
|Payment 1||23 October 2020|
|Payment 2||20 November 2020|
|Payment 3||18 December 2020|
|Payment 4||22 January 2021|
|Payment 5||19 February 2021|
|Payment 6||19 March 2021|
|Payment 7||23 April 2021|
|Payment 8||21 May 2021|
|Payment 9||18 June 2021|
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:
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.