Student Support Act 2011

Regulations regarding applications.

17.— (1) The Minister, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, shall provide by regulations for such matters of procedure and administration as appear to the Minister to be necessary or expedient in respect of applications by students for grants.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, regulations under subsection (1) may provide for one or more than one of the following matters:

(a) the awarding authority to whom an applicant shall make an application;

(b) the date by which an application shall be made;

(c) the information to be made available by an awarding authority to an applicant in relation to an application for a grant, schemes of grants, obligations including those arising under section 19 (2) or 19 (4), the circumstances in which, pursuant to this Act payment, in whole or in part, of a grant may cease, penalties for offences under this Act and liability, under section 24 , to repay a grant;

(d) the submission of information required by or under this Act to an awarding authority by an applicant in respect of an application for a grant;

(e) the submission, by an applicant, of further information that may be required by an awarding authority;

(f) the production of evidence to verify particulars of information given to an awarding authority by an applicant;

(g) the periods of time within which the information, further information or evidence shall be submitted or produced to the awarding authority;

(h) the manner of notification of its decision by an awarding authority;

(i) any other matter that appears to the Minister to be necessary or expedient.