Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (83)

Tom Fleming

Question:

83 Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a student grant application will be approved in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32523/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Skills)

The decision on eligibility for a student grant is a matter for the relevant grant awarding authority.

The Deputy will appreciate that in the absence of all of the relevant details that would be contained in an individual's application form and supporting documentation, it would not be possible for me to say whether or not a student should qualify for a maintenance grant.

Officials in my Department have confirmed with Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) that an application was received from this student on 21 June 2012 and it is awaiting assessment. The student will be notified directly of the outcome when the assessment is complete.