102. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills when will a student grant issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57365/12 asked on 20 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Applications)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn) (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Officials in my Department have confirmed with Student Universal Support Ireland that on the 16th November, 2012 a request for further documentation was issued to the student referred to by the Deputy. When the requested documentation is returned the student will be notified directly of the outcome.
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103. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a decision will be made on a Student Universal Support Ireland grant application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57368/12 asked on 20 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Applications)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn)(Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Officials in my Department have confirmed with Student Universal Support Ireland that on the 19th December, 2012 SUSI contacted the student referred to by the Deputy requesting further documentation. When the requested documentation is returned the student will be notified directly of the outcome.
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105. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a third level education grant will be issued to a person (details supplied) in County Carlow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57370/12 asked on 20 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Applications)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn)(Deputy Ruairí Quinn): The decision on eligibility for new student grant applications from the 2012/13 academic year is a matter for the new centralised grant awarding authority, SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland). 
The student referred to by the Deputy had her application cancelled by SUSI as it was incomplete. On 22nd November, 2012 a letter was issued by SUSI to the student informing her that her application was cancelled and advis...

108. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Education and Skills if an application for grant assistance made through Student Universal Support Ireland in respect of a person (details supplied) will be approved. (Question 57429/12 asked on 20 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Applications)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn)(Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Officials in my Department have confirmed with Student Universal Support Ireland that on the 13th December, 2012 a request for further documentation was issued to the student referred to by the Deputy. When the requested documentation is returned the student will be notified directly of the outcome.
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109. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo may expect to have their higher education grant application processed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57433/12 asked on 20 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Applications)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn)(Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Officials in my Department have confirmed with Student Universal Support Ireland that, in the case of the student referred to by the Deputy, her application is currently being assessed and a letter will issue shortly to the student outlining the position when a decision is made.
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99. Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding a Student Universal Support Ireland grant application in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57130/12 asked on 19 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Applications)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn) (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Officials in my Department have confirmed with SUSI, the new centralised grant awarding authority, that on the 6th December, 2012 a request for further documentation issued to the student referred to by the Deputy. When the requested documentation is returned the student will be notified directly of the outcome.
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106. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an updated list, in tabular form, of the numbers of students in County Louth who have received from Student Universal Support Ireland payment of their third level grant or notification of when it is to be paid; the number of applications that have been received from County Louth in total; the number that have been rejected and the number that have yet to be processed. (Question 57171/12 asked on 19 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Application Numbers)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn) (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): The following table provides a breakdown of the status of student grant applications received by Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) from County Louth. The data provided is at a point in time on the 18th December 2012. It gives the position for student grant applications for attendance at both further and higher education. This data has been provided to my Department by SUSI. SUSI is continuing to make paymen...

107. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will reassess a Student Universal Support Ireland grant application for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57267/12 asked on 19 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Applications)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn) (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Officials in my Department have confirmed with SUSI, the new centralised grant awarding authority, that the application of the student referred to by the Deputy is currently under review and SUSI will notify the student directly of the outcome.
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113. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will expedite a student grant application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan. (Question 57279/12 asked on 19 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Applications)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn) (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Officials in my Department have confirmed with SUSI, the new centralised grant awarding authority, that the application of the student referred to by the Deputy is currently under review and SUSI will notify the student directly of the outcome.
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115. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a person (details supplied) in County Offaly may expect a decision on an application for a student grant. (Question 57297/12 asked on 19 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Applications)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Officials in my Department have confirmed with SUSI, the new centralised grant awarding authority, that in the case of the student referred to by the Deputy his application is currently being assessed and a letter will issue shortly directly to the student confirming the position.
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116. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a person (details supplied) in County Offaly may expect a decision on an application for a student grant. (Question 57298/12 asked on 19 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Applications)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Officials in my Department have confirmed with SUSI, the new centralised grant awarding authority, that the application of the student referred to by the Deputy has already been awarded a grant and an award letter issued on 12th December 2012.
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117. Deputy James Bannon asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding a student grant application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57304/12 asked on 19 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Applications)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Officials in my Department have confirmed with SUSI, the new centralised grant awarding authority, that on the 5th December, 2012 a request for further documentation was issued to the student referred to by the Deputy. When the requested documentation is returned the student will be notified directly of the outcome.
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118. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a decision will be made on a Student Universal Support Ireland grant application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57312/12 asked on 19 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Applications)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Officials in my Department have confirmed with SUSI, the new centralised grant awarding authority, that the application of the student referred to by the Deputy has already been awarded a grant and an award letter issued on 17th December 2012.
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201. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a Student Universal Support Ireland grant will be granted in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Laois; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56395/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Applications)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn) (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Officials in my Department have confirmed with SUSI, the new centralised grant awarding authority, that on the 17th December, 2012 a request for further documentation was issued to the student referred to by the Deputy. When the requested documentation is returned the student will be notified directly of the outcome.
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202. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a Student Universal Support Ireland grant will be granted in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Laois; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56398/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Applications)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn) (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Officials in my Department have confirmed with SUSI, the new centralised grant awarding authority, that in the case of the student referred to by the Deputy her application is currently being assessed and a letter will issue shortly directly to the student outlining the position when a decision is made. 
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204. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Education and Skills if an application for a student grant in respect of a person (details supplied) County Kilkenny will be processed without delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56405/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Applications)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Officials in my Department have confirmed with SUSI, the new centralised grant awarding authority, that the application of the student referred to by the Deputy is currently under review and SUSI will notify the student directly of the outcome.
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205. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a Student Universal Support Ireland grant will be issued without delay to a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56406/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Applications)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Officials in my Department have confirmed with SUSI, the new centralised grant awarding authority, that on the 2nd December, 2012 a request for further documentation was issued to the student referred to by the Deputy. When the requested documentation is returned the student will be notified directly of the outcome.
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206. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of student grant applications that have been received by Student Universal Support Ireland on a county basis; the number that have been processed, awarded, paid, refused or awaiting decision to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56412/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Application Numbers)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn) (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): The table provides a breakdown on a county basis of the status of student grant applications received by Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). The data provided is at a point in time on the 18th December 2012. It gives the position for student grant applications for attendance at both further and higher education. This data has been provided to my Department by SUSI. SUSI is continuing to make payments on a we...

213. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Education and Skills when grants will issue to persons (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56473/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Applications)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn) (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Officials in my Department have confirmed with SUSI, the new centralised grant awarding authority, that grants have been awarded to both students. An award letter issued on 17th December to the first student referred to by the Deputy while an award letter issued on 12th December last to the second student referred to by the Deputy.
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215. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills in comparison to last year’s figures the number of new or first time grant applications have been received this year. (Question 56476/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Application Numbers)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn)(Deputy Ruairí Quinn): I understand from Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) that, as at the close of business on the 16th December, it has received 67,029 student grant applications for this academic year.
A survey completed by the grant awarding authorities in January each year provides details in relation to processing of grant applications as at the third week in January. The processing position as at the 21 January 2012 in rel...

225. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a Student Universal Support Ireland grant will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Laois; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56580/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Applications)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Officials in my Department have confirmed with SUSI, the new centralised grant awarding authority, that the application of the student referred to by the Deputy has already been awarded a grant and an award letter issued on 14th December 2012.
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230. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding a student application grant in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56626/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Applications)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn) (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Officials in my Department have confirmed with SUSI, the new centralised grant awarding authority, that in the case of the student referred to by the Deputy her application is currently being assessed and a letter will issue shortly directly to the student outlining the position when a decision is made.
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250. Deputy Patrick O’Donovan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an application for third level grant in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and when a decision will be made on same. (Question 56811/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Applications)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Officials in my Department have confirmed with SUSI, the new centralised grant awarding authority, that on the 4th December, 2012 a request for further documentation was issued to the student referred to by the Deputy. When the requested documentation is returned the student will be notified directly of the outcome.
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254. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a decision will issue on a student grant application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56843/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Applications)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn) (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Officials in my Department have confirmed with Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) that further documentation was received from the student referred to by the Deputy on 3rd December 2012 and this documentation is currently awaiting review. The student will be notified directly of the outcome.
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255. Deputy Eric Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding a student grant in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 56871/12 asked on 18 Dec 2012 - Student Grant Scheme Applications)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn) (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Officials in my Department have confirmed with SUSI, the new centralised grant awarding authority, that in the case of the student referred to by the Deputy a decision has now been made and a letter will issue shortly directly to the student outlining the position. 
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