Galway students urged to apply for SUSI grants before next week

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Students in Galway who have not yet applied for SUSI grants are being urged to do so before the ‘Priority’ closing date on 9 July.

New applicants to SUSI will have their application for the next academic year prioritised if they apply before next Thursday.

Galway East TD Ciaran Cannon has said that students and their families who have experienced a fall in income can ask for a review of their application reviewed under the ‘change of circumstances’ provision within the scheme.

People can opt for a review if they can demonstrate that any change in income is “likely to obtain for the duration of the approved course or for the foreseeable future”.

The Fine Gael TD said that this is an important provision in view of the economic impact of COVID-19.

“I understand that to date, SUSI has received circa 75,000 applications for the 2020/21 academic year. While it will still be possible to submit applications after the priority closing date has passed, any late applications will not receive the same priority attention by SUSI.

“SUSI is accepting applications in the usual way from Irish students intending to study approved courses in the UK and from UK students intending to study in Ireland, as they can continue to avail of student grants if eligible,” he said.