Higher Education Grants
We wish to bring to your attention that Roscommon County Council will no longer be processing New student grant applications with effect from the 2012/13 academic year.
However, if you are already in receipt of a grant from Roscommon County Council, you will continue to be assessed and paid by Roscommon County Council.
If you are changing course or progressing to a New course you will need to apply to the SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) online system.
Information regarding the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI)
- A new ONLINE ONLY student grant application system is being introduced for the 2012/13 academic year. All NEW applications will be made online to a single awarding authority, SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland), a unit of City of Dublin VEC, through www.studentfinance.ie.
- The details of the 2012/13 student grant scheme are due to be announced in May and the SUSI online application system will be available from that date.
Post Graduate Courses
If you are applying to start a new Post-Graduate Course in 2012/13; you will need to make a New Application through www.studentfinance.ie.
Please note that there are changes regarding Post Graduate Courses in 2012/13 as a result of the Budget in December 2011.
No maintenance grants will be paid for new entrants from the 2012/13 academic year. Fees will continue to be paid for those students that would previously have qualified for the special rate of grant. In addition based on their means some post graduate students will be awarded a €2,000 fee contribution grant. This will apply to new entrants from 2012/2013 academic year.
If you are already in receipt of a grant:
- Students who are currently in receipt of a student grant and who are progressing to the next year of the same course will continue to be assessed and paid by their existing awarding authorities – i.e. the relevant Local Authority or Vocational Educational Committee. If you are changing your course or progressing to a new course you will need to apply to the SUSI online system.
Should you have any further queries in this regard please log on to www.studentfinance.ie where updates are being provided on an ongoing basis in relation to the new applications process.
Higher Education Grants Section,
Roscommon County Council,