Monday December 9, 2019

Financial planning for student life

Now that the Leaving Cert results are out, and college places will be offered, it’s time to get down to brass tacks

15th August, 2015
Eamonn Sweeney got 585 CAO points, so he should have enough for the course he wants. Paying his living costs at Trinity will be another matter Picture: James Connolly

Tomorrow will see the Class of 2015 receive their first round offers, and take their first steps in their third-level journey.

Once the initial excitement – or disappointment – of a college offer fades, the focus will shift to the practicalities of starting college. With a location confirmed, accommodation will be the main concern for many students.

For both students and their parents, there’s an expensive period ahead, and making a financial plan for the start...

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