Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Questions (140)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

140. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the funding options available to a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath who wishes to pursue a third level course in social care in Athlone Institute of Technology; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33835/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The main financial support available to students attending higher education is the Student Grant Scheme administered by Student Universal Support Ireland. Under the terms of the scheme, grant assistance is awarded to students who meet the prescribed conditions of funding including those relating to nationality, residency, previous academic attainment and means. The Deputy will appreciate that in the absence of all of the relevant details that would be contained in an individual's application, it would not be possible to say if the student would qualify for a student grant. To determine eligibility for the 2013/14 academic year the student should submit an online grant application to Student Universal Support Ireland via www.susi.ie.