Student Grant Scheme Delays

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 24th, 2013 by steve

Deputy John O’Mahony asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of student grant applications to Student Universal Support Ireland that are still awaiting payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 23 April]

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Education Grants – Free Fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 22nd, 2013 by steve

Deputy John O’Mahony asked the Minister for Education and Skills when the review of eligibility under the free fees initiative will be completed, particularly in respect of the eligibility of free fees in the case whereby a student is given Irish citizenship during their course of study; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 21 March]

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Up to 50,000 students in the dark over their grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 29th, 2012 by steve

“More than 50,000 third-level students are still waiting to see if they will get a grant because a new online system is in chaos. The system was designed to speed up the process but instead only one in 16 grant applications has been approved …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 27 October]

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Student Grant Scheme Applications

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 25th, 2012 by steve

Deputy John O’Mahony: I thank the Ceann Comhairle for selecting this matter and for allowing me raise it. August and September are life-changing months for second level students who are moving on to third level. They get their leaving certificate results in August and get their college offers later that month or in early September …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 24 October]

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Third Level Grant Appeals

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 18th, 2012 by steve

Deputy John O’Mahony asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of appeals received by Student Universal Support Ireland for student grants; the length of time it is taking to assess and make a decision on an appeal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45077/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Some 848 appeals have been received to date by Student Universal Support Ireland. The average time it is currently taking to process an appeal is 27 days. SUSI aim to issue determinations as promptly as possible and within the specified timeframes defined in the Student Support Act, 2011.”

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 17 October]

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Languages and the NUI

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 22nd, 2012 by steve

Deputy John O’Mahony asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the requirement for a foreign language at leaving certificate level for a degree course at National University Ireland colleges; and if there are plans to change this criteria; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann, 21 February]

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