Massive spike in applications from Irish students as grants scheme opens

Almost 10,000 Irish students applied for financial aid within hours of the opening of this year's financial assistance fund, as reported by the Irish Examiner.

It is anticipated more students will apply for financial support this year due to the impact of Covid-19. The Susi (Student Universal Support Ireland) grants scheme for the 2020/21 academic year opened on Friday, April 24th.

Student grant applications for the academic year will be assessed based on income from 2019. The Covid-19 pandemic unemployment payment will not affect student grants in the academic year, unless applications qualify under the change-of-circumstances provisions where income from 2020 will be assessed.

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 The Irish Examiner is an Irish national daily broadsheet.