Alcorn urges prospective students to ensure grant applications are correctly filled in

Both Donegal County Council and the VEC are reporting 3rd level grant applications in excess of last year with intending students urged to submit applications if they haven't already done so.

The date for which applications can be submitted for the next term was brought forward this year in an effort to avoid delays in students receiving their grants as has been the case in the past.

Figures obtains by VEC member Councillor David Alcorn show that already the council has received 301 applications while the VEC has recieved 1484.

He says a sizable percentage of forms submitted have been incorrectly or incompletely filled out, and he has this advice:

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