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#Student Grants

From TheJournal.ie 20,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed Money Money Money

20,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed

…but most of them haven’t submitted all the necessary documentation.

From TheJournal.ie If you get this email about student grants, don't click the link... It's a scam No Susi - No!

If you get this email about student grants, don't click the link... It's a scam

The students grants body says a number of people have received the email.

From TheJournal.ie Taxpayers could end up footing €4.1m bill for student grant overpayment Chaotic Delays

Taxpayers could end up footing €4.1m bill for student grant overpayment

The Department of Education has apologised for the error.

From TheJournal.ie Howlin wants to know what you think about public bodies sharing data Reform

Howlin wants to know what you think about public bodies sharing data

A public consultation process has been announced ahead of the publication of the Data-Sharing and Governance Bill.

From TheJournal.ie SUSI: Decisions have been made on all completed student grant applications Student Grants

SUSI: Decisions have been made on all completed student grant applications

In its latest progress report, the awarding body has confirmed it’s reached the finalisation stage for grants two months faster than the last academic year.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Over 90 per cent of students awarded grants have been paid say SUSI Student Grants

Over 90 per cent of students awarded grants have been paid say SUSI

A total of 43,000 students have a grant decision at this point compared to 6,000 students at this time last year.

From TheJournal.ie Student grant protests planned across the country today Student Grants

Student grant protests planned across the country today

The protests come as the USI attempt to mobilise a voting block of 50,000 students in a database by the local and European elections next year.

From TheJournal.ie Some 3,000 students have had their grant refused or cancelled SUSI

Some 3,000 students have had their grant refused or cancelled

In its latest update, SUSI says it is more than two months ahead of where it was this time last year in processing grant applications.

From TheJournal.ie SUSI 'working closely' with the Ombudsman on student grant complaints Student Grants

SUSI 'working closely' with the Ombudsman on student grant complaints

A total of 55 cases of complaints against the grant system were accepted by the Ombudsman with 34 of them still open.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 8,000 applicants turned down for grant by SUSI Student Grants

Almost 8,000 applicants turned down for grant by SUSI

Around 61,500 applications have been assessed by SUSI – and of these, around 40,000 students will end up getting a grant.

From TheJournal.ie Student grant applications 'being assessed on schedule' Student Grants

Student grant applications 'being assessed on schedule'

Some 82,000 applications were received by the deadline earlier this month but SUSI are still accepting them.

From TheJournal.ie 59,000 new grant applications received by SUSI ahead of deadline Student Grants

59,000 new grant applications received by SUSI ahead of deadline

SUSI said today that they are still accepting applications and that delays in processing seen last year are not expected to be repeated.

From TheJournal.ie Heads up, students: SUSI extends deadline for grant applications until Monday Student Grants

Heads up, students: SUSI extends deadline for grant applications until Monday

The grant system website was hit with technical issues last night as the deadline drew near.

From TheJournal.ie SUSI: More staff, less bureaucracy, prioritised payments Student Grants

SUSI: More staff, less bureaucracy, prioritised payments

The head of operations at SUSI said that the students grants scheme has undergone a number of improvements.

From TheJournal.ie Heatwave, hepatitis and holiday: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Heatwave, hepatitis and holiday: The week in numbers

Plus: how many 1 cent and 2 cent coins were minted in Ireland in the last eight years (and may soon be obsolete)?

From TheJournal.ie Students can complain to the Ombudsman over grant problems Student Grants

Students can complain to the Ombudsman over grant problems

Some 400 application appeals are still outstanding, but the body handling grant applications says that it is ‘confident’ that mistakes won’t be repeated.

From TheJournal.ie 118 students still awaiting decision for last year's college grant Student Grants

118 students still awaiting decision for last year's college grant

SUSI authorities say dozens of students haven’t been ruled on from last year – leaving them in limbo for their college future.

From TheJournal.ie New FG junior minister says Quinn grants plan has been 'dealt with' Student Grants

New FG junior minister says Quinn grants plan has been 'dealt with'

Tom Hayes’ statement would appear to place him at odds with the education minister.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I won’t take my eye off the ball’: Quinn promises better SUSI system Student Grants

‘I won’t take my eye off the ball’: Quinn promises better SUSI system

‘Did we get it wrong? Yes’: The education minister admits the reform of the student grants system was botched.

From TheJournal.ie Over 2,200 students still without grants as college year draws to a close Student Grants

Over 2,200 students still without grants as college year draws to a close

While 328 grants have still to be processed by SUSI, an additional 1,938 students remain in limbo as the result of ongoing disputes over documentation.

From TheJournal.ie Roscommon native elected as new USI President Students

Roscommon native elected as new USI President

The USI said Joe O’Connor has firsthand experience with the college grant system which will help him represent struggling students.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Coalition sees disagreements over student grants Education

Coalition sees disagreements over student grants

While Labour TDs believe the change makes “perfect sense”, there is opposition from some Fine Gael TDs.

From TheJournal.ie PICS: Students' unions hand out food bags as grant crisis continues Student Grants

PICS: Students' unions hand out food bags as grant crisis continues

The union at Galway-Mayo IT is handing out bags of food to hard-up students as SUSI continues catching up on grant payments.

From TheJournal.ie Minister gives extra €3 million to fund to assist students Students

Minister gives extra €3 million to fund to assist students

The money is to be used by third level students facing financial hardship, and comes as some students are still waiting for grants.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for independent student grant appeals system Student Grants

Calls for independent student grant appeals system

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming said that the office of the Ombudsman currently does not cover the student grant processing.

From TheJournal.ie SUSI backlog means some student grants delayed until 2013 - Quinn SUSI

SUSI backlog means some student grants delayed until 2013 - Quinn

The Minister for Education says SUSI has taken on another 50 staff this week to clear the backlog of 21,000 applications.

From TheJournal.ie USI President released following arrest in the Dáil Students

USI President released following arrest in the Dáil

John Logue was arrested in the Dáil visitors’ gallery last night but was later released without charge.

From TheJournal.ie Extra staff in place to tackle student grant backlog Grants

Extra staff in place to tackle student grant backlog

CEO of SUSI, Jacinta Stewart said over 66,000 applications were received by the online system.

From TheJournal.ie Committee to probe giant backlog in student grant applications Delayed

Committee to probe giant backlog in student grant applications

Around 48,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed. Ruairí Quinn has said the delay is “not satisfactory”.

From TheJournal.ie More than 50,000 students still waiting for decision on third-level grant SUSI

More than 50,000 students still waiting for decision on third-level grant

New figures show that 65,000 students applied under the new student grant system – but decisions have been made on just 12,000 applications so far.

From TheJournal.ie Kenny defends small savings from cuts to public allowances Leaders' Questions

Kenny defends small savings from cuts to public allowances

The Taoiseach says the government remains committed to implementing the Croke Park deal despite missing targets on public allowances.

From TheJournal.ie Council abandons household charge-student grant link 'on legal advice' Student Grants

Council abandons household charge-student grant link 'on legal advice'

South Tipperary County Council says it decided not to link grant payments with the household charge after looking more closely.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should student grants consider the value of family property? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should student grants consider the value of family property?

Fine Gael TDs are threatening a revolt over plans to consider the value of family farmland when considering a grant application.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Possible changes to college grants – and why some TDs don’t want them Student Grants

Explainer: Possible changes to college grants – and why some TDs don’t want them

A number of TDs – including a cabinet minister – are opposed to planned changes to grant criteria. So what’s going on?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Student fees mean my parents can’t afford to send us to college Opinion

Column: Student fees mean my parents can’t afford to send us to college

Caught between fees and grants, a growing number of would-be students face missing out altogether. Welcome to the world of the ‘inbetweeners’, writes Patrick Kelleher.

From TheJournal.ie Students to take appeal against grant reforms to the Supreme Court Student Grants

Students to take appeal against grant reforms to the Supreme Court

One of the three students who sought the original judicial review has since dropped out of college due to grant reforms and is planning to emigrate.

From TheJournal.ie High Court dismisses students' appeal against third-level grant reforms Student Grants

High Court dismisses students' appeal against third-level grant reforms

Students whose grants were reformed last year are told the State’s economic problems trump their legitimate expectations.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know by 9am, including: Final day of Xi visit, Greece set for €130bn loan, Bank of Ireland cuts its losses, and are you hungry enough for a test tube hamburger?

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