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#College Fees

# college-fees - Monday 19 August, 2019

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.

# college-fees - Sunday 18 August, 2019

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.

# college-fees - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Poll: Is the €3,000 cap on college fees too high or too low? Poll This post contains a poll

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?

# college-fees - Saturday 15 July, 2017

'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.

# college-fees - Sunday 7 May, 2017

From The Daily Edge Nicki Minaj helped loads of her fans pay off their college fees over Twitter last night Feeling Flaithulach

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!

# college-fees - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

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.

# college-fees - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Heading to college just got even more expensive

The student contribution charge has been hiked by an extra €250.

# college-fees - Monday 21 July, 2014

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.

# college-fees - Monday 14 July, 2014

Are you saving for your kids' college education?

New research says that just 55% of parents are.

# college-fees - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

University fees 'should be capped and funding models move towards European norms'

Dr Tom Healy added that further investment in the sector is needed.

# college-fees - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

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.

# college-fees - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Another rise in consumer prices. The main drivers? College fees & alcohol Up

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.

# college-fees - Monday 27 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge University of Limerick has most new sign ups to 'Sugar Daddy' dating site Sugar-coated

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.

# college-fees - Sunday 18 August, 2013

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.

# college-fees - Thursday 6 December, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s the morning after the €3.5 billion day before… so let’s bring you up to speed. Good morning!

# college-fees - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

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.

# college-fees - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

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.

# college-fees - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

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.

# college-fees - Thursday 24 May, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Every morning, brings you the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

# college-fees - Friday 18 May, 2012

Government talks to AIB about public-private partnership for student loans Exclusive

The government started talking with AIB last December with the idea that students would pay back loans based on their future income.

# college-fees - Monday 6 February, 2012

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-fees - Friday 3 February, 2012

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.

# college-fees - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

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.

# college-fees - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

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.

# college-fees - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Poll: Should third-level tuition fees be reintroduced? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

# college-fees - Saturday 20 August, 2011

Joe Costello denies 'snooze' tweet Tweet Dreams

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’.

# college-fees - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Quinn insists: I don't want to bring back third-level fees

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”.

# college-fees - Tuesday 17 August, 2010

TANAISTE and Education Minister Mary Coughlan today ruled out a reintroduction of third-level fees.

The minister put the minds of leaving cert students at ease by saying fees would not be apart of the 2011 Budget.

The minister who is awaiting a report on the development of third-level education for the next 20 years. The report by Dr Colin Hunt was expected to be published in June will now not be published till the Autumn. It is expected that the report will advocate the return of fees.

However, Minister Coughlan has ruled out fees for the lifetime of the current government.

“No that is the government commitment, that is the programme for government” she told Newstalk

“Any decision in the future of 3rd-level education over the next 20 years will have to be considered by government”.

“This is a report that will bring a number of recommendations for the reform of 3rd-level education in this country” she added.