More Farm Families to Qualify for Higher Education Support

IFA Farm Family & Social Affairs Chair Alice Doyle said farm families should be aware of the upcoming closing date and changes to the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) education grants.

“The priority closing dates for the SUSI grant are Thurs, June 9th for grant renewal applications and Thurs, July 7th for new grant applications. Many students from farm families and in rural areas qualify.”

Student maintenance grants increased by €200 in Budget ‘22, while the income threshold for students to qualify for grants also increased by €1,000.

“The increase in the income threshold and the reduction in the distance for the higher non-adjacent student grant from 45km to 30km means more families can access support and more students will qualify this year.”

The SUSI Support Desk is open Monday to Friday (9.00am – 5.30pm), excluding public holidays.

They can be contacted by phone on 0818 888 777 or by email on

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