Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Ceisteanna (106)

Jan O'Sullivan

Ceist:

106. Deputy Jan O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of SUSI grants awarded in each academic year since 2011-2012 to 2018-2019; the number of students receiving an award in each rate of award per year by categorisation, for example, PLC, undergraduate and postgraduate; the number receiving the grant in terms of class of applicant, that is, dependent or independent; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22233/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The information is not collated in the specific format requested by the Deputy. However, the number of grant recipients categorised by PLC, undergraduate and postgraduate for the academic years 2011/12 to 2017/18 is attached. The data encompasses students in receipt of a SUSI grant and grants from the other 66 awarding authorities who have continued to process renewal applications on a transitionary basis, pending the full transfer of all grants to SUSI.

Grantholders

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

PLC Grantholders

8,994

8,858

9,170

9,366

UG Grantholders

61,623

66,524

67,100

68627

PG Grantholders

6,027

3,869

2,695

2,558

Total Grantholders

76,644

79,251

78,965

80,551

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Grantholders

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19 Provisional

PLC Grantholders

9049

9015

8462

8400

UG Grantholders

69249

67748

66782

66000

PG Grantholders

2324

2,141

2186

2200

Total Grantholders

80622

78,904

77430

76,600