The online SUSI grant application system is now open at www.susi.ie. For Leaving Cert students, or anyone else who has applied for a place in a third-level institution in the autumn, the website’s “eligibility criteria” will tell candidates if they qualify for a financial assistance with college fees.
You do not need to have your Leaving Cert results to apply, nor do you need to have accepted a course by the time you apply to SUSI. Up to 100,000 applications are expected to be made, so it’s well worth applying sooner rather than later. Going to college can incur significant commute and rent costs, as well as the annual fee and cost of supplies, so I highly recommend all local students ad their parents look into applying for a grant.