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Am I eligible?

  • 22-04-2022 2:28pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5,542 ✭✭✭

    Hey guys,

    Long story short, I was attending an undergrad degree but dropped out in the final year (2016) due to family circumstances. I received the SUSI grant while attending. I've very recently been made redundant from work and planning on doing a one year access course in Northern Ireland with the view to progress onto a 3 year undergraduate degree afterwards. Am I eligible to a SUSI grant again if I've received one previously for 3 years of a previous undergrad course?

    Thank you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,306 ✭✭✭✭endacl

    Potentially yes, but lots of variables. Passage of time, personal finances etc. Unfortunately, you won't know until you accept a place on a course and apply for the grant.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,974 ✭✭✭gipi

    Check whether you'll have to pay college fees too - I recall that students who went through undergraduate years more than once had to pay 2nd time around - someone I know did first year of a course, realised it wasn't for him,then did first year again in a different course. He had to pay fees for the first year of his new course.

    Edit: you may be okay re fees, as it's been over 5 years since your last course. More info here

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,542 ✭✭✭Duff

    Thanks alot guys, I'll look into it now!

  • Registered Users Posts: 7 drummyel

    When my daughter studied in the North she didn't get fees but did get the maintenance grant she had to borrow from student loans UK thinknit was £12000 for the 3 years but she won't start paying it back till she reaches a income of €25,000

  • Registered Users Posts: 8 gillrich

    Did you find out that actually? I want to apply for a college myself as well just not sure if i can manage it together with the work and family. I know about services like this one just not sure how good is that to use such a help and what happens if you get caught.

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