Tuition fees will not apply to current college students

Ireland“The government has announced that third level tuition fees will be not be burdened on students until September 2010. No further details have been released on the exact structure of the fees, despite the unveiling of the drastic mini-budget on April 7. It is believed that options such as the return of fees, a graduate tax, and student loans are being considered. Any fees will only apply to those commencing university next year, thus, not affecting existing third level students. The Minister for Education, Batt O’Keeffe, is expected to push for the introduction of a graduate tax, where students would be expected to repay their education costs once they leave third-level education for the workplace …” (more)

[Janet Newenham, The College View, 18 April]

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