English encourages Meath students to apply for College grants before 8th July deadline

Fine Gael Meath West T.D. and former Junior Education Minister Damien
English has urged new Meath College goers to apply for their 3rd level
grant through www.susi.ie before the July 8th deadline.

“The closing date for new applications is Friday the 8th of July,
2016.and I would urge Meath students and parents to get in early
before the deadline to avoid any last minute issues or needless
stress” stated Minister English, the Minister for Housing and Urban
Renewal.

SUSI is entering its fifth year of operations. The national awarding
body performed extremely well last year, processing over 108,000
applications with in excess of 83,000 students (new and renewal)
awarded grants for the 2015/16 academic year.

It is expected that the number of applications to SUSI for the
upcoming academic year will surpass 110,000. In order to meet the
challenges posed by such numbers and in building on its continuous
learning, SUSI has introduced a number of further key improvements for
2016/17, including:

– More automated validation of the online application form;
– Earlier awarding of applications based on the course choices
provided by students;
– Extended data sharing with Government Departments and agencies; and
– Use of Eircode to streamline the calculation of distance.

ENDS

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