You will need to have all of the following before you can receive payment of your grant award:
Up-to-date Bank Details
In order to be able to receive payment of your grant award into your account you should ensure that;
Grant Award Payments are made as follows
Maintenance Grants: In nine monthly instalments into your own bank account by EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer).
Fee Grants: Directly to the college/institution you will attend, on your behalf.
Q. I have received an award letter, registered with my college and updated my bank details but I did not receive a payment on scheduled payment date?
A. Are you attending Higher Education or a PLC? If Higher Education then payments are from September to May. If you are PLC then payments are from October to June.
Don’t worry, if you have not been paid on the scheduled monthly payment date SUSI will also be issuing weekly payments throughout September and October to ensure all eligible students registered with and confirmed by their college receive their maintenance. To check if you are in line to receive a payment in a given week go to your online SUSI Payments tracker the day before and this will indicate if you will receive a payment on the coming Friday.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE that if you have been awarded a reduced maintenance grant and/or fees grant due to having completed a prior period of study at the same or higher level to that of your current awarded course, this will affect the amount of maintenance grant and/or fees you will be awarded. A number of month’s payments will be withheld, which will correspond to the number of months of equivalent study you are required to complete.
Q. I wasn’t awarded until after the first payment date, will I get 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. Please keep an eye on your payment tracker in your online account.
Q. Can I change my bank account details once they have been submitted?
A. You can change or amend your bank account details yourself through your on-line account once they have been submitted allowing at least a week for the change to take affect before a scheduled payment date.
Q. I am doing a PLC course and did not receive my payment this month. I have received all previous payments.
PLC Maintenance Grants can only be paid in the following circumstances
Q. How will an equivalent period of study determination affect my grant payment?
A. If you have been awarded a reduced maintenance grant and/or fees grant due to having completed a prior period of study at the same or higher level to that of your current awarded course, this will affect the amount of maintenance grant and/or fees you will be awarded. A number of month’s payments will be withheld, which will correspond to the number of months of equivalent study you are required to complete.
Example: You previously did 3 months of level seven course and left the course and are now applying for a grant for a different level seven course. You will need to complete a repeat period of study of three months, so will only be eligible for six months of the normal nine month grant. Payment of your grant will not be paid until month four of your course.