How to Appeal your Grant Decision
If you are unhappy with the outcome of your grant application, you may appeal the decision to SUSI on the following points. The appeal must be received by SUSI within 30 days of your original grant decision.
- Adjacent/Non Adjacent rate
- Reassessment of your total reckonable household income if you feel it has been incorrectly assessed
- Special Rate
- Change in Circumstances as a result of:
Loss of employment or permanent reduction in salary
Cessation of business if self-employed
Nationality or immigration status
Number of dependent children residing in the household
Sibling attending further or higher education
Change of course
Change in your ordinary permanent residence.
How do I make an Appeal to SUSI?
- Download the Appealing Your Grant Decision Form Download PDF
- Return all additional information required to support your appeal.
The Appeals Officer will notify you in writing within 30 days of the determination of your appeal.
Make an Appeal to the Student Grants Appeals Board (SGAB)
If you are unhappy with the outcome of the appeal, you can make an appeal to the independent Student Grants Appeals Board (SGAB). This appeal can only be made after you have received, in writing, your appeal decision from the SUSI Appeals Officer.
The written decision of the Appeals Officer will advise you how to submit an appeal to the SGAB. Details on their process are also available on their website.
The SGAB has 60 days in which to make a determination of your appeal and you will be informed in writing of their determination.
Provision is made in the Student Support Act 2011 for a person to appeal the decision of the SGAB to the High Court against the determination on a specified point of law.