Grants restored to dental students at TCD and UCC

Tuesday 21 January 2014 10.29
SUSI approved the full-time nursing and dental hygiene courses at TCD and UCC for grants
SUSI approved the full-time nursing and dental hygiene courses at TCD and UCC for grants

Students on dental nursing and hygiene courses in two universities have had their grants restored following clarification from the Department of Education.

The student grants awarding body approved the full-time dental nursing and dental hygiene courses in Trinity College Dublin and the dental hygiene course in University College Cork for grants.

Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) said questions arose about the eligibility status of the courses following a review and grants were suspended. 

It added that the Department of Education has now clarified the courses are approved and payments will be restored to eligible students, and any arrears paid, as soon as possible.