Archive for student loans

Twenty largest student debts revealed

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 19 March 2011 by Steve

“The biggest debt currently owed to the Student Loans Company is £66,150, the BBC has learned. A Freedom of Information request has revealed that the total sum of the 20 largest student debts is over £1m …” (more)

[Julia Ross, BBC News, 19 March]

The right answer

Posted in Fees and access, Governance and administration with tags , , , on 7 March 2011 by Steve

“#pfg11 freebie for review of HE funding – just cog http://t.co/Vmqw5Z1. My students will do it for you … inc contingent loan is your answer” (tweet)

[Colm Harmon, Twitter, 7 March]

Poll: Students prefer loan scheme to FG’s graduate tax

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 21 February 2011 by Steve

“The majority of young people do not support Fine Gael’s proposals for a ‘graduate tax’ and instead favour a loan scheme to fund third level education. An Irish Examiner-Red C poll found more students would prefer to pay up-front fees than be burdened with extra taxes when they enter the workforce …” (more)

[Mary Regan, Irish Examiner, 21 February]

Motley: Jan Edition

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 30 January 2011 by Steve

“Madam, The December edition of Motley contained an article on 3rd level fees. In that article the Fine Gael party policy was misquoted by the author. The piece suggested that Fine Gael is in favour of a student loan funding mechanism for 3rd level, while insinuating that the party was also in favour of 3rd level fees at point of entry. These claims are both inaccurate and misleading …” (more)

[Scandalcentral’s Blog, 29 January]

Irish may apply for UK college loans from 2012

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 6 November 2010 by Steve

“Student loans the Republic studying, or intending to study, in English universities from 2012 will be able to apply for British government loans to pay for the higher tuition fees planned to come into force by then, it is understood …” (more)

[Mark Hennessy, Irish Times, 6 November]

Student loan protest at Stormont

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 1 November 2010 by Steve

“An SDLP assembly member is to hand over a petition at Stormont opposing plans to make graduates repay loans earlier and at a higher rate of interest …” (more)

[BBC News, 1 November]

NI graduates face higher interest on student loans

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 11 October 2010 by Steve

“Government proposals to ask all but the poorest graduates in England to pay a ‘market’ rate of interest on their student loans could affect students in NI …” (more)

[BBC News, 11 October]