60,000 students hit by grants freeze

Ireland“Up to 60,000 students have been left counting the cost after their grants were frozen for a second year in a row despite an 11% rise in third-level education costs in the same period. In a move that will put many hard-pressed students and their families under more pressure, Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe has announced rates of between €345 and €6,690. However, Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures show third-level costs have increased by 5% in the last year …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 30 July]

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