Numbers applying for study grants will soar

Ireland“A massive increase in the number of students applying for higher education grants is expected over the next few weeks. The rise will add to the Government’s financial woes as the grants scheme already costs €300m a year. The jump in applications is largely due to the worsening jobs’ crisis, which is pushing thousands of additional families below the threshold set in order to qualify for grants …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 29 July]

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