Student loans deal is ‘best of a bad list’ say parents

Ireland“Parents have given cautious backing to plans for a student loans scheme to replace free college fees, describing it as the best of a bad list of options. Rose Tully, spokeswoman for the National Parents Council-Post Primary (NPC-PP) said while the organisation has no specific policy on the issue, it will be discussed at a meeting later this month. Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe is increasingly expected to recommend a system where the Government pays each student’s tuition costs up front and recoups most of the money in loan repayments after he or she begins earning a certain income …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 14 July]

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