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Student Grant Scheme 2016-2017

Students who wish to apply for a Third Level Grant, need to apply direct to SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland).

The student grant scheme is available for students undertaking a full time approved course. It is overseen by the Department of Education and Skills and is then administered by SUSI. It is the students own responsibility to apply to their original awarding authority whether it is a first time or renewal application.

Further details regarding the Student Grant Scheme are available here:

http://studentfinance.ie – Student Finance

SUSI Grant Applications

SUSI Contact Information

First time/new students:

  • Students do not need to have been offered a place at WIT in order to apply for a grant.

  • On registration day, please bring proof of your grant application, this can be an e-mail from SUSI confirming they have received the application. It should state your SUSI ID number which is a 13 digit alpha numeric number.

  • Once awarded, students do not need to notify WIT of their grant award as SUSI will contact the Grants Department directly. When everything is confirmed details of the grant will be uploaded to the students account and an invoice for the Student Contribution fee will be forwarded to SUSI.

  • If students have any queries in relation to their grant award including maintenance payments, please contact SUSI directly.

  • In relation to students who have paid full or part of the Student Contribution Fee/Tuition fees, this will be refunded once SUSI have paid full fees due. Please complete the bank mandate form and submit to the Grants Office. Bank Mandate Form 

Continuing students:

  • Continuing students must reapply for their grant online for the academic year 2016/2017. Please see http://www.susi.ie for further details.

For 2016/2017 eligibility criteria for all three schemes are:

  • You must be at least 17 years of age on January 1 of the year following your application.

  • You are starting an approved course for the first time in the academic year in question.

  • Your parents or guardians, or you yourself if you are an independent mature candidate, must have been ordinarily resident in the administrative area of the local authority from 1 October prior to applying for the grant.

  • You are a mature student who is entering in order to complete an approved course at undergraduate level for the first time. In order to be considered a mature student, you need to be at least 23 years of age on January 1 of the year you enter your chosen course.

  •  You have attended but not successfully completed an approved course and are returning following a break of at least 5 years in order to pursue an approved course at the same level. In this instance, you will be considered a Second Chance Student.

  • You are a national of an EU member state or an EEA member state or Switzerland, have refugee status, have been granted humanitarian leave to remain in Ireland, have permission to remain in Ireland by virtue of marriage to an Irish national living here or be the child of such a person

  • Or have permission to remain in Ireland by virtue of marriage to a national of another EU member state who is living in Ireland or be the child of such a person.

 

Contact Information

Grants Officer

Finance Office

Tourism & Leisure Buliding

Waterford

Ireland

Telephone : 051-302088

E-mail: [email protected]

The Fees & Grants Office is located within the Finance office on the 1st floor of the tourism & leisure Building at the Main Cork Road Campus and operates within the following hours only:

 

Times
Monday 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m
Tuesday 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
Wednesday  10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. 
Thursday 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Friday

2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Fees & Grants staff can be contacted by phone or email at all times. Details are listed below.

  051 302088 / [email protected]
Janet Syms  051 305692 / [email protected]
Marie Cummins 051 302048 / [email protected]