Government allocate €3m to assist students waiting on grant
on 08/01/2013 18:58:48
However, the Union of Students in Ireland said that the funds are not enough to prevent students dropping out of college.
The extra allocation comes as thousands of first-time applicants are left waiting for money from the centralised grants agency SUSI.
The government anticipates that the extra €3 million will be used to give assistance to 3,000 students who are in financial trouble.