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# Third Level Fees

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FactCheck: Do Irish students really pay some of the highest fees in the world?
As tens of thousands await CAO offers, FactCheck examines how the financial burden awaiting them compares with students in other countries.
FactCheck: Did Labour really break a pledge not to increase student fees?’s GE16 FactCheck tests Fianna Fáil claims about Labour’s record on education.
Opinion: Third level tuition fees should be reintroduced – here's why
The reintroduction of undergraduate tuition fees – and a more generous and equitable system of grants – may be the only sustainable funding model for Irish third level education.
59,000 new grant applications received by SUSI ahead of deadline
SUSI said today that they are still accepting applications and that delays in processing seen last year are not expected to be repeated.
College will waive fees for those who host foreign students
Irish students at Griffith College in Dublin, Cork and Limerick can secure a fee waiver for one year if their family provides accommodation and board for an international student.
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.
Student union launches campaign site targeting TDs and Senators
The site features information on the cost of college and encourages students, parents and businesspeople to contact their local politicians to voice their opposition to fees and cuts.
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.
Column: Student fees mean my parents can’t afford to send us to college
Caught between fees and grants, a growing number of would-be students face missing out altogether. Welcome to the world of the ‘inbetweeners’, writes Patrick Kelleher.
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.
Students meet to decide fees stance after online referendum
The Union of Students in Ireland will hold a special congress following a week-long online vote choosing five options.
The Daily Fix: Monday
Your essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any other bits and pieces you may have missed…
Students to hold nationwide online vote to decide fees policy
The Union of Students in Ireland will ballot its members nationwide on whether to change their ‘free fees’ policy.
Students defer vote on whether to abandon ‘free fees’ stance
The Union of Students in Ireland will hold a one-off special congress to decide whether to support other forms of funding.
Infographic of the day: Budget 2012
The VAT increase, the Household Charge, cigarettes and alcohol – get all of the main points of Budget 2012 in two rather nifty infographics.
The Daily Fix: Monday
In tonight’s Fix: All the latest from the Budget; good news for Ryan Tubridy; and the world’s Christmas capital (which you’ve never heard of…)
Student registration fee to rise again by €250
The increase will have a serious impact on families across the country, the Union of Students in Ireland has warned.
Watch: student leader confronts FG TD outside his occupied constituency office
The students refused to allow Anthony Lawlor into his own constituency office in Naas as they demand that grants and fees for third-level are left untouched in the budget.
Maynooth students continue occupation of Fine Gael TD’s office
Students are escalating their protests against possible cuts to third-level grants and increased fees.
USI denies 'collusion' with Gardaí to stop 'Occupy University' protest
A student group affiliated to the Occupy movement claims USI and Gardaí combined to stop them from joining yesterday’s rally.
In pics: Third-level students march in free fees protest
Gorillas, Pinocchio and dogs make an appearance at a colourful – but angry – protest against any potential reintroduction of fees.
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.
Thousands of students expected to march against fees
A march is to take place in Dublin today where students and families will descend on Government buildings to protest against the possible re-introduction of third-level fees.
Students' union condemns Govt proposal to abolish postgraduate grants
Following this morning’s reports that all financial supports for new postgraduate students will be abolished, the Union of Students of Ireland has called for large attendances at a protest on Wednesday.
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.
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”.
Man arrested over Prince Charles car attack
Prince Charles and Camilla’s car came under attack as they drove by the student fees protest in December.
Teachers' groups broadly welcome FF and Labour education plans
But both the ASTI and the INTO say many of the proposals have been previously mooted and ask: Why haven’t they been implemented already?
New education report recommends return of tuition fees
The National Strategy for Higher Education advocates a combination of up-front fees and deferred payments.
Video: UK student protesters clash with police
Students from second- and third-level education walk out of classes this afternoon and stage sit-ins and marches to protest a hike in tuition fees.