Applying for a Grant from SUSI

Susi

09/08/2016

Applying for a Student Grant from SUSI                 

SUSI is the main grant awarding body in Ireland for third level students. If you would like to apply for a student grant you can do so on the SUSI website.  If you are unsure of your eligibility you can use their online eligibility reckoner designed to assist you in deciding if you should apply for a student grant.

Once you have made your application you will receive your application number and you can track the progress of it online using this reference number.

SUSI will assess your application for a Student Grant based on the criteria set out in the Student Support Act 2011, Student Support Regulations and the Student Grant Scheme.  DIT has no input into grant decisions.

It is important to ensure that you supply SUSI with all of the relevant documentation requested to expedite your grant decision. SUSI will normally issue students with a letter of provisional eligibility between 3-6 weeks after they apply.

1.    So how does this fit in with the DIT on-line registration process?

Once you have been issued with registration details from DIT you can go on-line and register in full without full grant approval, provided you have received a letter of provisional eligibility.  Students awaiting a full decision on their grant will not be required to pay fees at this point.

 2.   How do I do this?

When you have been issued with a letter of provisional eligibility you can register on-line with DIT using the application number. 

You can do this by logging on to the Registration Website: Register and Pay

You should move through the registration process as normal. When you reach the page titled:  DIT Online- Payment and Registration Options, select the box marked provide grant detail and follow the steps outlined there, finally click “Confirm”, you are now registered in full and will have access to DIT services.

 

3.    Am I still responsible to ensure my fees are paid by SUSI?

Yes, it is important that you make sure your grant is processed and your fees are paid to DIT. You can use your tracking number to track the process of your application online or you can contact SUSI via Facebook/Twitter or by email support@susi.ie  for an update.

If a decision is not made on your grant application by 1st Dec 2016 you will be required to pay a minimum of 50% of the outstanding fee.   Full fees must be paid no later than 31st of January 2017.

4.    What happens if SUSI write to me to advise I am entitled to the grant?

If SUSI write to you to confirm you have been awarded a grant you should do the following:

  1. Check the wording and the amount indicated if SUSI have not awarded 100% of the fees there may be a balancing outstanding
  2. Send a copy of your approval letter to the Fees & Grants Section at DIT
  3. Go to Register and Pay to ensure you are registered and your grant has been applied to your account.

If you are unsuccessful in your grant application you become immediately liable to pay half your fees and should do so by logging on to our register and pay system. 

Further information on the SUSI process is available at their website www.susi.ie