Check your Documentation
Following initial assessment of your application you will receive, by post, a personalised list of the supporting documents you will need to return in order for SUSI to complete your application. Completed documentary evidence packs (photocopies of the documents, not originals) should be returned as soon as possible in the envelope provided to you or at the latest by “the return by date” shown on your cover letter. Delays in returning your documents will result in delays in having your application finalised.
When you return all the necessary supporting documents SUSI will process your application to award stage, subject to you/your college later confirming your acceptance on an approved course.
It is very important to start assembling the documents you may need once you submit your online application: sometimes there can be a delay in obtaining certain documents. This year SUSI has direct links to the General Registration Office (GRO), The Revenue Commissioners, Social Welfare, Department of Education Data Base and the CAO. This will reduce greatly the amount of documents you will need to provide. However there will be individual applications where you may have to source your documents directly.
Documents detailing income generally relate to the previous year: e.g. applicants for a student grant for 2013-14 and you may be asked for evidence of income details for the year 2012.
While you are required to submit photocopied documents only it is important to retain all the originals as you may be asked to produce these at a later stage.
The Guidance Notes for making a Student Grant Application 2013/14 have full details on the documentary evidence required to support information provided in your application (e.g. personal details, nationality/immigration status, academic history, income etc). However as SUSI is accessing many of these documents on your behalf the responsibility is with you to submit all the documentary evidence included in the personalised list of supporting documents that will issue to you from SUSI following the initial assessment of your application.