Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (216)

Michael Healy-Rae


216. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Education and Skills as of 1 March 2013, the number of students still waiting to have their Student Universal Support Ireland grant applications dealt with; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12642/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I understand from Student Universal Support Ireland that it is up to date with processing all complete applications.

In this regard, as at close of business on 10th March 2013, 57,957 applications have been processed to completion. As part of the close out strategy for the 2012/13 academic year, SUSI is currently contacting applicants who have not completed their application by submitting the required documentation. SUSI is providing these with a final opportunity to submit the documentation so that applications for 2012/13 can be closed out. Support for students to complete their applications has been put in place.