Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (631)

Michael Healy-Rae


631. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the status of a SUSI grant application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37770/20]

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Written answers (Question to Further and Higher Education)

I wish to inform the Deputy that the appeal to which he refers was heard by the independent Student Grant Appeals Board on March 10th 2020. The Board communicated their decision directly via email to the student on March 11th 2020.

Students in third-level institutions experiencing exceptional financial need can apply for support under the Student Assistance Fund. This Fund assists students, in a sensitive and compassionate manner, who might otherwise be unable to continue their third level studies due to their financial circumstances. Information on the fund is available through the Access Officer in the third level institution attended. This fund is administered on a confidential, discretionary basis.

Tax relief at the standard rate of tax may be claimed in respect of tuition fees paid for approved courses at approved colleges of higher education including approved undergraduate and postgraduate courses in EU Member States and in non-EU countries. Further information on this tax relief is available from a student's local Tax office or from the Revenue Commissioners website www.revenue.ie