Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Questions (86)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

86. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the options available to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry to further their education; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15522/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Under the terms of the Student Grant 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. Under the terms of my Department's student grant schemes, students who are entering approved full-time undergraduate course in an approved higher education institution are eligible to be considered for a grant. In general, students who previously pursued a course of study are eligible for assistance in respect of a further period of study where they satisfy the conditions of progression provided for in the Scheme. To determine eligibility for the 2014/15 academic year the student should submit an on-line grant application to Student Universal Support Ireland via www.susi.ie. when the on-line application system opens.