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Written Answers - Higher Education Grants

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 755 No. 1

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 74.  Deputy John Deasy Information on John Deasy Zoom on John Deasy  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  the reason for the delay in processing a third level grant application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Waterford for the academic year 2011/2012; and when payment will issue. [7273/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn I understand that the awarding authority in this case, Waterford County Council, was awaiting outstanding documentation in order to process the application from the student referred to by the Deputy. This documentation has just recently been received and a decision will issue to the student shortly.

 75.  Deputy Patrick O’Donovan Information on Patrick O'Donovan Zoom on Patrick O'Donovan  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  if he will advise the family income thresholds for the awarding of a third level grant in respect of the school term starting in September 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7275/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn As a matter of routine, my Department reviews the student grant scheme each year to prepare policy proposals and to include changes announced under the relevant Budget. A decision on the reckonable income limits under the Student Grant Scheme for 2012/13 academic year will be taken in the context of this review and the Scheme will be published in due course with this detail.


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