Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Questions (94)

Seán Fleming

Question:

94. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of grant applications to Student Universal Support Ireland that have not been finalised and the full payment made; the number of applications that are still being processed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21754/13]

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Oral answers (1 contributions) (Question to Education)

I understand from Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) that, as at close of business on 5 May 2013, it has received 69, 612 student grant applications. Of these 67,352 have been processed to completion. At total of 328 applications are currently with SUSI for processing. Some 1,932 students who have been requested to provide additional information have not done so. These students are being contacted by SUSI as part of their close out strategy for applications for the 2012/13 academic year to confirm that they are still seeking a grant.

Some 37,936 students have been paid their maintenance or have had their entitlement to fee confirmed (where awarded a "fees only" grant).