Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (386)

Thomas Byrne

Question:

386. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of applications for a third level maintenance grant refused in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13748/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The student grant scheme administered by SUSI, provides grants to students who meet the prescribed conditions of funding, including those relating to nationality, residency, previous academic attainment and means.

The number of applicants who applied to SUSI for a grant but were deemed ineligible for the period 2015/16 to 2018/19 by county, is in the table.

Refused Applications only for years 2015-19, split into Counties (from home address), as on SUSI systems on 15/03/2019

Status

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

Carlow

245

234

218

211

Cavan

338

325

348

322

Clare

477

442

474

427

Cork

2,054

1,942

1,790

1,689

Donegal

656

626

617

558

Dublin

4,188

3,965

3,887

3,666

Galway

1,116

1,117

1,100

1,046

Kerry

648

553

591

597

Kildare

890

773

766

662

Kilkenny

357

381

342

324

Laois

319

310

333

310

Leitrim

141

134

146

137

Limerick

795

790

749

673

Longford

167

166

161

148

Louth

589

541

536

481

Mayo

557

528

511

477

Meath

773

757

742

669

Monaghan

245

260

256

231

Offaly

292

311

301

268

Roscommon

241

282

252

215

Sligo

305

307

291

268

Tipperary

668

661

624

570

Waterford

501

464

442

396

Westmeath

438

375

325

345

Wexford

486

532

475

447

Wicklow

518

451

456

475

Other*

544

402

354

296

Total

18,548

17,629

17,087

15,908