Reviewing Your Grant Decision

If you are unhappy with the outcome of your grant application you may request a review of the decision as follows;

Make a Review Request

The following may be reviewed in respect of a final grant decision;

  • Adjacent/Non Adjacent rate (distance between college/home);
  • Reassessment of your total household income (if you feel it has been incorrectly assessed);
  • Special Rate (Please click here for more information on the requirements for Special Rate awards); and
  • Change of Circumstances;
    • Loss of Employment/Permanent Reduction in Salary;
    • Retirement;
    • Cessation of Business  (If self employed);
    • Nationality or Immigration status;
    • Number of dependent children residing in the household;
    • Sibling attending 3rd Level;
    • Change of Course; and
    • A change in your ordinary permanent residence (this is in relation to adjacent/non-adjacent rates of maintenance grant only).

You can request a review of the decision by contacting the SUSI Support Desk at 0818 888 777 or emailing

You should give as much information as possible about why the grant outcome, in your opinion, is incorrect. You may later receive a letter requesting additional documentation to support any information given.

If your review request results in a change to your original grant decision you will be advised of this and the appropriate amendments (if any) will be made to your application.