Student Support Act 2011
Recovery of debt.
24.— (1) Where a person, whether or not he or she is a student, has received moneys from an awarding authority that are in respect of a grant that the person is not entitled to receive, the person is liable to repay to the awarding authority on demand a sum not exceeding the amount of money received.
(2) Where the awarding authority pays moneys in respect of a grant to an approved institution, the student on whose behalf they have been paid is deemed to have received the moneys.
(3) All sums due to an awarding authority under this Act shall be recoverable as debts due to the State and may, without prejudice to any other remedy, be recovered by the awarding authority as a debt under statute or simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.