Tuesday 12 December 2017

Student grants: what you need to know

The deadline for new student grant applications to SUSI was August 1. Does that mean that you are too late to apply now?

No, SUSI is still accepting applications for the 2014/2015 year. Those applications received by SUSI before August deadline will receive priority processing.

Do students have to wait until they have been offered a course place before applying?

No. Students can, and should, apply to SUSI now. SUSI will get course information directly from the CAO for those students who have filled out the CAO form and ticked the option on the form for SUSI. Students who have not ticked the SUSI option through the CAO can submit a Final Course Acceptance form to SUSI when they have been offered, and accepted, a college place.

What are the most common mistakes that SUSI are seeing with applications?

Some students are providing incorrect PPSN numbers for themselves and/or incorrect dates of birth for other parties to their applications, such as parents.

When can students expect to receive their first payments?

The first payment will be in October, after colleges confirm to SUSI that a student is registered and attending

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