Students from Dublin's North Inner City receive lowest proportion of college grants from SUSI
NORTH inner-city Dublin students received the lowest proportion of college grants from student support scheme SUSI last year.
Official figures for the Dublin area released to the Herald show that 36pc of applicants from Dublin 1 were turned down in their application for grant assistance from the Government grant scheme.
The scheme – which facilitates students going into further education and higher-level education – paid out to 199 of 309 applicants on the city’s northside.
More than 20,000 applications from Dublin were received by SUSI in 2014/15 with 70pc of those successful.
The areas in the city most likely to receive grants were Dublin 17 and 18 – the Coolock and Sandyford areas of the city.
Coolock also received the highest percentage of grants from students coming from the Leaving Cert and entering the scheme for the first time.
Of a total of 346 applications, 255 of those were successful.
Meanwhile, in county Dublin, Blanchardstown and Tallaght had a significantly higher number of applicants than the rest of Dublin.
More than 2,000 applications were made in Dublin 15 where IT Blanchardstown is located and 1,867 students applied for grants in IT Tallaght’s area of the capital, Dublin 24.
Applicants from the Tallaght area had a 73pc success rate, while 68pc of students in Blanchardstown received grants.
Some 4,906 applications came from County Dublin.