Dáil Éireann - Volume 630 - 06 February, 2007

Written Answers. - Higher Education Grants.

Mr. English asked the Minister for Education and Science if an application for a higher education grant for a person (details supplied) in County Meath has been decided on by Meath VEC; if not when this application will be decided on and if the applicant will be informed of this decision in order that the applicant can continue with third level education. [4100/07]

Mr. English asked the Minister for Education and Science if an application for a higher education grant for a person (details supplied) in County Meath has been decided on by Meath VEC; if not, when this application will be decided on and if the applicant will be informed of this decision in order that the applicant can continue with third level education. [4101/07]

  Ms Hanafin: I propose to take Questions Nos. 556 and 557 together.

My Department has contacted County Meath VEC, the awarding body responsible for assessing the grant applications for the students referred to by the Deputy.

Meath VEC has confirmed that the candidates were awarded the Non-Adjacent rate of the Maintenance grant plus the student services charge.