Payments

You can see your SUSI payment dates directly in your SUSI online account under the My Payments section.

You will need to have all of the following before you can receive payment of your grant award:

  1. Received a grant award or grant renewal award letter from SUSI;
  2. Registered with your college for the new academic year;
  3. Been confirmed by your college to SUSI as registered for the new academic year. This must happen at least a week prior to the next payment date; and
  4. Submitted your bank details online through your SUSI online account, allowing at least a week for the change to take affect before a scheduled payment date. You will require your PPS Number when entering your bank details online.

Up-to-date Bank Details

In order to be able to receive payment of your grant award into your account you should ensure that;

  • As payment of a maintenance grant award will be made by Electronic Fund Transfer,(EFT), into your own bank account, that your bank account is; able to receive EFT’s; in Euros; and is active.
  • Your bank account is in the Republic of Ireland and in one of the following banks; Allied Irish Bank, Bank of Ireland, Permanent TSB, Educational Building Society (EBS), Ulster Bank, National Irish Bank, KBC Bank or at a Credit Union listed on this website.
  • Please note that often savings, deposit and second level school accounts cannot accept EFT’s, so it is important to check this with your bank.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

  1. The application is awarded and you have received an award letter from SUSI.
  2. You have submitted your bank details online through your SUSI online account. You will require your PPS Number when entering your bank details online.
  3. The Institution that 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 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.

 

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.

Higher Education
payment dates 2019-20
 
MonthPayment Date
September1st payments issuing weekly from 20/09/2019
October11/10/2019
November15/11/2019
December13/12/2019
January10/01/2020
February14/02/2020
March13/03/2020
April10/04/2020
May15/05/2020

 

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.

Post Leaving Certificate
payment dates 2019-20
 
MonthPayment Date
October1st payments issuing weekly from 18/10/2019
November22/11/2019
December20/12/2019
January24/01/2020
February21/02/2020
March20/03/2020
April24/04/2020
May22/05/2020
June19/06/2020

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