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# College Fees

Last month
November 2023
Students to be reimbursed €1,000 as the reduction in college fees comes into effect
Additional and future funding was also announced for students on grant schemes.
This year
‘Significant’ increases to student grants expected in tomorrow’s Budget
It’s understood the payments will increase by over €300, meaning the highest student grant will rise from €6,971 to €7,313.
Reduction in college fees and increase in students grants under consideration for Budget
Minister Simon Harris says it is important that all of the levers available to reduce costs for students.
Last year
Larry Donnelly: Biden’s student debt initiative is a welcome drop in the ocean
Our columnist looks at the prohibitive cost of education in the US and Biden’s recent efforts to address this.
All time
College fees will not rise under current Government, says Taoiseach
Students currently pay €3,000 annually to attend college, a rate that is among the highest in Europe.
Rise in college students skipping lectures to go to work because of financial struggles
The survey finds that 55% of students say they are missing their lectures in favour of paid work.
FG accused of being 'out of touch' over college comments, but who wants to scrap fees and how much would it cost?
Comments by two Fine Gael ministers this week landed them in hot water with students.
Poll: Is the €3,000 cap on college fees too high or too low?
Fine Gael has promised they won’t go up, but should they come down?
'I couldn’t imagine being able to afford loans of €20,000 for my degree'
Students in the UK are graduating with loans of £57,000, Labour says the same can’t happen here.
Nicki Minaj helped loads of her fans pay off their college fees over Twitter last night
She handed out approximately $22,000, by our calculations. Hon the Nicki!
Student smuggled cocaine into Ireland 'to pay for college fees'
Lucas Lima (25) was offered between €1,000 and €3,000 to bring the bag from Spain.
Heading to college just got even more expensive
The student contribution charge has been hiked by an extra €250.
Opinion: When you think of a sex worker, you might never think of someone like me
I’m a young, unemployed student. I desperately needed to pay my college tuition, so I signed up to a website seeking a ‘financial arrangement’ with a wealthy man.
Are you saving for your kids' college education?
New research says that just 55% of parents are.
University fees 'should be capped and funding models move towards European norms'
Dr Tom Healy added that further investment in the sector is needed.
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everybody’s talking about the death of a man found outside Cabra House pub, the murder of Michael Hunt in London and surrogate mothers.
College fees to get cut for children of Irish emigrants
The new rates will be in place by this September.
Another rise in consumer prices. The main drivers? College fees & alcohol
The hike in college fees last October translated into a 4.6 per cent rise in education costs over the last 12 months.
University of Limerick has most new sign ups to 'Sugar Daddy' dating site
More and more Irish students are seeking help to pay college fees.
Griffith College will write off your fees if you host an international student
Families who agree to take on a student for the full year – 52 weeks – will have their fees completely set aside, while those who take in a student for 40 weeks will have their fees reduced to €1000.
Budget 2013: Government announces €250 hike in college fees
The Government has announced plans to introduce a €250 hike in college fees and a reduction in the income threshold for those eligible for maintenance grants.
Students fear 'two-tiered' college system as Quinn endorses loan scheme
Bank of Ireland announces a loan scheme for postgraduate students which will go some way to replacing their former grants.
Banks' student loan schemes not part of Department's funding plans
Bank of Ireland is rolling out a nationwide loan programme for students’ parents – but it’s not part of national plans.
Government talks to AIB about public-private partnership for student loans
The government started talking with AIB last December with the idea that students would pay back loans based on their future income.
TD calls for instalment plan to help with student fees
Fine Gael’s Alan Farrell said a monthly direct debit system would ease pressure on families.
College registration fee could hit €3,000, warns education minister
Ruairí Quinn told students in Limerick that the reg fee could be €3,000 by 2015 – double what it was in 2010.
Column: Time to end this ridiculous student fees stalemate
Neither side is helping in the debate around college fees – and young people are the losers, writes former student union official Ian Power.
Students brand government 'liars' over tuition fee promises
The Union of Students in Ireland has launched a new campaign to prevent further increases in college fees.
Poll: Should third-level tuition fees be reintroduced?
Academics have said that Irish universities face a “speedy decline” if fees are not brought back. So what do you think?
Joe Costello denies 'snooze' tweet
Twitter user claimed his campaign to stop reintroduction of third-level fees was dismissed by a ‘zzz zz’ tweet from the Labour TD. Costello says it was caused by an iPhone ‘glitch’.
Quinn insists: I don't want to bring back third-level fees
The Minister for Education wants to minimise the burdens to third level – but warns that Ireland has “lost its cheque book”.
Return of college fees ruled out
Mary Coughlan says ‘no’.