Access for mature students

“… When I started this part-time course in September last year, it was on the premise that both the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) and the maintenance grant would be available to me once I started the degree course next September. Indeed it was the availability of these monies that made going back to college financially possible. Halfway through my Access course, last month, it emerged that the Government had made cuts …” (more)

[Naoise McDonagh, Irish Times, 12 February]

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