New students hit with price hikes for college accommodation

Universities are hiking accommodation prices for incoming first-year students by as much as 8 per cent this year.

10th August, 2014
Orlaith Foley, accommodation adviser for TCDSU, helping Italian students Alessio and Luca in their search for a place to live. Picture: Feargal Ward

Universities are hiking accommodation prices for incoming first-year students by as much as 8 per cent this year.

UCD has increased first-year resident prices for this year from €4,470 to €5,050. Other campus residences could cost up to 11 per cent more than last year, which is the biggest increase in university accommodation in the country.

Union of Students in Ireland president Laura Harmon said increased campus accommodation costs were creating “an access to education issue”....

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