Student grants backlog falls by 6,000 in January

The government's centralised student grants system is working through the backlog of grant applications, with almost 6,000 students receiving payments since January 1st.

22nd January, 2013

The government's centralised student grants system, Student Universal Support Ireland (Susi), is working through the backlog of grant applications, with almost 6,000 students receiving payments since January 1st.

More than 67,000 students applied for a grant via the new system for the current academic year. However, the system has been marred by long delays, with thousands of students still waiting to receive payment.

According to new figures from the City of Dublin VEC (CDVEC), the administrators of...

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