Funding third-level education

Ireland“Madam, – Colm Fitzgerald (July 13th) is asking himself ‘Is it really worth it?’ to go to college if the proposed deferred college fees payment system comes into effect. I understand why he is unhappy about having to repay a debt after graduation, but the answer to his question is still undoubtedly ‘yes’. According to the original Irish Times report on this story that Mr Fitzgerald referred to, college graduates in Ireland earn 70% more on average than those without third-level qualifications …” (more)

[Pat Dignam, Irish Times, 14 July]

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