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To: Minister Simon Harris
Unlock access to education for migrant youth
We're asking you to change the Student Support Regulations to allow young people with 'exceptional Stamp 4 permissions' or 'Stamp 3' to access SUSI grants.
Why is this important?
Our migrant young people have so much to contribute to Irish life, but some find that even though they are legally resident, they are unable to access SUSI grants because they don't have the 'right' type of immigration permission to qualify under SUSI's nationality criteria.
In practice this means that young migrants face exorbitant international fees when they apply for college or university unless they can secure one of a small number of scholarship places.
This effectively locks some migrant young people out of accessing higher education and following their career dreams.