Students urged to apply as soon as possible for Student Grant Scheme

Students urged to apply as soon as possible for Student Grant Scheme

Finished the Leaving and thinking of heading for college?

Got that grant paperwork in? Time to get started.

The Department of Education and Skills has details for the Student Grant Scheme for 2011/12.

There use to be four grant schemes. Now the four schemes have been replaced by a single unified scheme this year and you can apply online.

With the Leaving Certificate finished, the Department is urging students who may qualify to apply as quickly as possible for a grant and to ensure that forms are correctly complete
This will prevent log jams in the system or delays to decisions. Previously, those who wait until very late in the process, frequently only after a CAO offer, faced delayed decisions.
In addition, up to 60% of applications in some areas have to be returned because they are not fully completed, they are inaccurately completed or don’t have the necessary supporting documentation. Again, this contributes significantly to delays.

Students are urged to get to http://www.studentfinance.ie/ and take a look at the changes to the system as soon as possible.


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