Decline in numbers applying for student grants

“New applications for student grants are down more than 2,000 so far this year, figures from the awarding body reveal. Of nearly 72,000 applications received by Student Universal Support Ireland (Susi) up to the start of the week, 34,050 are from new applicants who are mostly people who did the Leaving Certificate in June. That is down from 36,376 at the same stage a year ago, and from nearly 38,300 in 2016 …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 7 July]

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