SUSI queue: Waterford students urged to apply for grants now
Waterford students are being advised to apply for SUSI grants now that its online application system for academic year 2020-21 is open.
SUSI, the national grant awarding authority, expects to receive a high number of applications over the coming months and is advising people to submit this applications online at www.susi.ie as soon as possible.
Students do not need to have their Leaving Cert results, or to have accepted a course in order to apply.
They can simply supply the details of the course they hope to study and update their course choice online at a later date.
Before making an application, students are encouraged to use SUSI’s online eligibility calculator to give them an indication of their eligibility for student grant funding.
New applicants must create an online SUSI account before completing and submitting the application. The priority processing date for new applications is July 9 2020.
New applicants who submit their applications on or before this date will receive priority assessment. Last year, SUSI received 80% of new applications before the priority processing date.
Students who are progressing to the next year of their course are reminded that they must renew their grant annually. Renewal students received an email from SUSI in recent weeks informing them of the renewal process.
The priority processing date for renewal applications is June 11, 2020 and renewal applicants who submit their applications on or before this date will receive priority assessment.
For more information on making an application, students can check out www.susi.ie. They can also contact SUSI’s dedicated Support Desk by phone or email or connect with SUSI on Twitter or Facebook.