FF will oppose third-level student loan scheme
Party to urge maintaining the current system
Fianna Fáil is to oppose any effort to introduce a student loan scheme at third level and will instead argue for maintaining the current system.
There is considerable opposition among the party’s TDs to an income-based loan scheme, one of three options contained in the recent Cassells report into the future funding of the third level sector.
The report proposed either an entirely state-funded system, maintaining the current €3,000 annual registration...
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