Friday September 18, 2020

College fees options emerge

A number of options are being considered which would make the burden of third-level fees weigh less heavily on the state

11th July, 2009

The long-awaited report setting out the options for the reintroduction of third-level fees was finally circulated to cabinet members last week - almost a year after it was first mooted by the education minister last August.

Yesterday, it was revealed that a college loan plan - favoured by Batt O’Keeffe, the Minister for Education - would cost students a minimum of €21,000. The report suggests fees of €5,715 for arts and commerce and €7,272 for...

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