Seek a degree of financial security
In the absence of a student loan system in Ireland, there are flexible savings plans that could be introduced to help families pay for further education
Parents’ hearts must sink a little when a child with decent Leaving Certificate results gets an offer from an out-of-town university. Depending on which survey you read, it could cost anywhere from €10,000 to €15,000 for a third-level student to live away from home for an academic year.
If it is any consolation, while that sum may be daunting for families that do not qualify for a grant, my friends and relatives in England and North America...
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