Fear of fees prompts rapid take-up of college places

“Record numbers of CAO applicants are rushing to accept college places – amid concerns that third-level fees could return. CAO figures published today show the number opting to defer a college place in order to take a gap year is at historically low levels. Universities say the rush to accept a college place is being driven by what one senior figure calls an increasing “hysteria” that fees of at least €5,000 per year could return …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 29 August]

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