Loans & top-up fees on the agenda

“A still unresolved issue, however, is whether government will accept the ‘top-up’ aspect as opposed to using the fees to substitute for their core funding provision – in other words simply shifting the financial burden to (future) tax payers but not increasing the overall income to the universities themselves. Who knows? But the presidents of the universities meet the Minister for Education tomorrow …” (more)

[Iain Mac Labhrainn, Summa cum Laude, 23 September]

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