Thursday, 11 July 2019

Ceisteanna (302)

Thomas Byrne


302. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of students who received a SUSI grant for the 2017/2018 academic year; the cost of the provision of the SUSI grant for the year; and the estimated cost of a 1%, 5% and 10% increase in the SUSI grant. [31282/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

According to SUSI’s records, 77,495 students were paid a SUSI grant in 2017/18 at a cost of €362,900,084. This figure is made up of both maintenance and fee grants.

The cost of the maintenance grants in 2017/18 was €167,616,986. Therefore, applying a 1%, 5% and 10% increase to the maintenance grants would cost €1.7m, €8.4m and €16.8m respectively.