USI Warns of Meltdown in Student Maintenance Grant System

Ireland“The Union of Students in Ireland has received a litany of complaints from students and parents regarding the processing of the student maintenance grant application. USI have been made aware that some VECs and County Councils will not finish processing grant applications, received before the deadline, until January 2010 at the earliest. As a result, thousands of students around Ireland have been forced to defer their college registration until they receive official confirmation that they are eligible for the maintenance grant …” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 21 October]

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