O’Keeffe proposes ‘study now, pay later’ fees option

Ireland“Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe yesterday unveiled a range of options to his Cabinet colleagues for the re-introduction of college fees. Under the minister’s preferred option, students would receive a loan from a state agency to cover the cost of college, to be paid back over a fixed timeframe, once their income reached a certain threshold. The ‘study now, pay later’ plan may be sweetened by allowing the €1,500 a year college registration charge to become part of the loan extended to students …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 8 July]

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