Independent TD Mattie McGrath has urged all potential Third Level students and their families to be aware of the closing dates for the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant applications. Deputy McGrath went on to note that the priority closing dates for Renewal Applications for the 2018/2019 academic year are Thursday 14th June 2018 –and Thursday 12th July 2018 for New Applications:
“Each year my office works to assist a considerable number of students and their families in terms of the SUSI application process, which can be quite stressful and complicated at times.
Many people may be unsure about what is required or if changes to their income or circumstances can lead to a positive reassessment of their application.
My office can give clear help in that regard and I encourage anyone who needs too, to contact me if their having any difficulties at all.
I would also encourage everyone to avail of the early application deadlines as applications received by these dates will receive priority processing.
Ensuring that you have your maintenance grants and fees sorted ahead of time will give you more time to enjoy your third level experience. So it is in light of that that I would again encourage everyone who needs any help with the SUSI process to contact my office,” concluded Deputy McGrath.