Category Archives: Funding and College Application

Demand for SUSI student grants expected to be high

From Monday, 3 April 2017 the SUSI student grants reopens. The demand is expected to be high, particularly as maintenance grants for postgraduate students have been made available. Students in the lowest income category can apply for the postgraduate maintenance … Continue reading

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Parents and full-time third level applicants invited to fees talk at Central Library, Waterford

Regional Educational Guidance Service for Adults (REGSA) is delivering a presentation on the various Financial Supports available for anyone starting full time third-level or further education in September. The event is taking place in the Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford … Continue reading

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NUI Galway to pilot Creative Arts Scholarship Scheme

NUI Galway is to make available a limited number of places in the creative arts for students of exceptional achievements under its novel Creative Arts Scholarship Scheme – the first scheme of its kind among Irish universities. The scheme is … Continue reading

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Student-staff ratio poses serious funding problem

Data released by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) reveals that since 2008, the core staff numbers at universities have dropped by 12 per cent. Student numbers, on the other hand, have shot up by 10 per cent, thereby widening the … Continue reading

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College enrollments rise while state funding falls

Last week, we reported that the number of college applications arriving at the Central Applications Office was the highest ever. In all likelihood, we can expect the figure to grow in the coming years: the Department of Education & Skills estimates … Continue reading

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HEA scheme to balance college budgets with performance

It can be tough to determine how well a college performs. Do we measure performance by the amount of publicity a college’s activities receive? The amount of funding it benefits from? The products it creates? Or maybe the employment levels … Continue reading

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That SUSI, still breaking student’s hearts

It was a promise that students could hardly refuse. Apply for your grant online, get it processed in double-quick time, pay your college fees, and continue your upward trajectory. Like any meaningful relationship, things just couldn’t be that simple. As … Continue reading

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SUSI grant system delivers on time, this time

The good news for students who have applied for third-level grants this year is that almost two-thirds of them have already been awarded. This is according to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI), which has released figures that show a huge … Continue reading

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Sign of the times: SUSI applications up on last year

More people are reliant on state support for their educational needs than in previous years. At least this is what the number of new applications for the SUSI online grant application system seems to suggest. So far, the figure stands … Continue reading

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Third-level fees for Migrant and Irish students now equal

Migrant families living in Ireland will no longer have to pay the 10,000- to 12,000-euro fee that migrant students in Ireland have previously been asked to pay for their third-level education. The concession marks a significant point of progress in … Continue reading

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