The Higher Education Minister is encouraging third-level students to sign up for a new Education Grant.
Currently, only one in four students are availing of the €500 grant. It is to be used for contribution fees for the academic year.
Previously to get the grant, you could only have a maximum household income of around 60,000 euros.
However, it has now risen to 100,000 euros.
Over 40,000 students are eligible and can apply through SUSI.ie.
Around 40,000 more people are entitled to a €500 reduction on college fees now but only around 10,000 have applied so far. More info here and at https://t.co/OZqkHEY5XM. This is separate to any further measures government may decide on in the budget. pic.twitter.com/2l0qB7c0DZ
— Simon Harris TD (@SimonHarrisTD) September 17, 2023
Speaking today, Mr Harris said the Department has been “working hard to reduce the cost of going to college for students and their families”.
“That’s why we have brought in important changes for this academic year so that more people can avail of the supports available.
“Today I am encouraging students and their families to go to susi.ie and to use the eligibility reckoner and take advantage of the supports that are there to reduce the cost of education.”