Deputy McCarthy says: “This is a sterling example of public sector reform and a significant milestone for the Govenrment in meeting the objectives for the education sector as set out in the Croke Park Agreement.”
The new online system is quick, easy-to-use, and does not require students to have to have decided on their college before applying. They will also be informed much quicker on the result of their application, unlike in the past when many students had to wait for lengthy periods, often resulting in undue hardship during college times. I would encourage students across West Cork who are starting college in the autumn or beginning new courses to apply as soon as possible.
SUSI is a more streamlined, accessible system of application that replaces the old arrangement which saw students approaching their local authority or VEC, all of whom used a variety of application, assessment and payment processes. Run by the City of Dublin VEC, SUSI is an intelligent system that requires student to answers questions only relevant to their circumstances. If approved, students then receive monthly electronic transfers into their bank accounts during the academic year.”
Not only does the new system simplify the process for prospective students, but it also will yield significant savings for the Exchequer. Once the transition is complete, it will save the taxpayer around €5 million each year.
“I would advise students or parents who have queries in relation to SUSI to contact 0761087874 or email@example.com. For more information, they can also visit studentfinance.ie.”