NEW GRANT APPLICATIONS 2012/13
A new grant applications system is being introduced for 2012. All NEW applications will be made online to a single awarding authority, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) through http://www.studentfinance.ie. The SUSI online application system is now open. Students who are currently in receipt of a grant and who are progressing to the next year of the same course will continue to be assessed and paid by the existing awarding authorities.
Grants for Level 6 and Level 7 Programmes
If your course is a Higher Certificate course or an Ordinary Bachelor Degree course then your scheme is the Third Level Maintenance (TLT) Grant Scheme for Trainees.
Students who applied through SUSI and current students in GMIT will be paid in monthly instalments in arrears over 36 weeks.
The onus is on the student to ensure they have submitted their bank account details to allow for their monthly grant payments. Please fill out a Student Bank Account Details Form and submit it to the Grants Office (PDF, 31 KB).
The grant payments will be paid directly into the student’s bank account on the following dates:
|PAYMENT||DATE PAID INTO BANK ACCOUNT|
|Payment 1||19th October 2012|
|Payment 2||23rd November 2012|
|Payment 3||21st December 2012|
|Payment 4||18th January 2013|
|Payment 5||15th February 2013|
|Payment 6||15th March 2013|
|Payment 7||12th April 2013|
|Payment 8||17th May 2013|
|Payment 9||14th June 2013|
Please Note: It can take up to three working days for the payment to be lodged to the students account. All payments are made subject to your attendance at class.
Grants for Level 8 Programmes
If your course is an Honours Bachelor Degree course then your scheme is the Higher Education Grants Scheme. Tuition Fees are paid directly by the Local Authority to the College.
If you are a Continuing student, you will continue to receive your maintenance grant in the normal way (either directly into your bank account or by cheque collection). For students attending at Galway these cheques are signed out by staff from the Office of Academic Affairs to the students each term.
As the cheques are received by the Office of Academic Affairs, a notice is posted and students can arrange to collect their cheques.
Students attending at Castlebar and Letterfrack should check with staff at their respective campuses as to how scholarship cheques will be issued.
SUSI-STUDENT UNIVERSAL SUPPORT IRELAND
If you are a New student or have Changed Course you must apply to SUSI for a student grant. All payments (Levels 6/7/8) under this scheme will be paid directly into your bank account on a monthly basis.
Please note that all grant payments are based on class attendance.
For more information on Grants, please see the following links: