Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (661)

Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

661. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the number of students that applied for a SUSI grant in each of the years 2015 to 2019 and to date in 2020; the number of students that were granted and refused a grant in each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26702/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Further and Higher Education)

The data provided in the table below is in respect of students who received a grant from SUSI the centralised grant awarding authority, which was established in 2012.  It does not encompass data relating to the 66 awarding authorities who have continued to process renewal applications on a transistionary basis.

Breakdown of Applications   Received - Awarded - Refused 2015 to Date

Year

New Awarded

Renewal Awarded

New Refused

Renewal Refused

Total Received

2015/2016

43,483

40,522

17,406

1,172

108,205

2016/2017

43,784

40,309

15,123

2,509

105,309

2017/2018

42,639

39,386

14,415

2,703

103,373

2018/2019

39,719

39,869

13,338

2,482

98,795

2019/2020

37,839

38,463

13,867

2,736

96,094

2020/2021 (to date)

34,481

38,562

10,259

919

96,446

Note that not all those who are awarded will draw down the grant as some students may defer their place, not proceed to college, drop out etc.