Tuesday, 7 November 2017
Department of Education and Skills
Student Grant Scheme
In 2017, my Department will invest almost €450m in access measures to assist students to participate in and complete higher and further education.
In the 2016/17 academic year, 78,904 further and higher education students received a SUSI grant. The latest statistics for the total number of full-time higher and PLC students is 212,579. Based on an average maintenance grant of €2,150, the estimated cost of extending the maintenance grant to all full-time students would be €287m.