Students reliant on the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant face a wait for the money to start coming through.
It has been announced that the first payment will not come into place until October 9. This is despite the fact that many students will start college at the end of September.
David Corish is eagerly awaiting word on whether he will receive the SUSI grant for the coming academic year. He considers himself to be lucky as he has savings in the bank from last year’s summer job.
“Not everyone is as lucky. The majority of my friends lost their jobs around the start of the pandemic and so will struggle to make the September rent.
It does feel unfair, I don’t really see any good reason to delay it this year, the first payment is usually September 20.
David, 21, from Wexford, says that although lectures don’t start
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