Limerick students to get increased support with SUSI grant increase

Taoiseach and Fine Gael party leader Simon Harris.

THIRD-LEVEL students can expect increased supports moving into the new academic year, following the announcement of a SUSI grant hike from September.

The announcement came from Fine Gael party leader Simon Harris, who confirmed an increase of up to €615 in the SUSI grant.

He also announced an increase in the 100 per cent student contribution threshold to €55,925, meaning no students under the threshold will have to pay a contribution.

Students will also be able to earn up to €7,925 outside term time without impacting their grant.

An income threshold increase from €25,000 to €26,000 was also announced for the special rate of maintenance grant, all of which is effective beginning the 2024/25 academic year.

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