Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (225)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

225. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of grant applications sent to Student Universal Support Ireland in September 2012 that have been refused on the basis the course the student is attending does not meet the definition of an approved course under section 8 of the Student Support Act 2011 and regulation 4 of the Student Grant Regulations 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11648/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Officials in my Department understand from Student Universal Support Ireland that, as at the 4th March 2013, 528 applicants have been refused a grant for the 2012/13 academic year on the basis that the course they are attending is not an approved course as set out in the Student Support Act 2011 and the Student Support Regulations 2012.