Department insists no decision made on third-level fees

Ireland“The Department of Education has insisted no decision to introduce college fees has been made – despite claims by student representatives that colleges have been told to advise incoming students they could have to pay for their education from next year. In a letter from the Higher Education Authority (HEA), state-funded third level institutions have been asked to make new students aware during the coming academic year that they would be liable for a new form of charge in the second year of their studies in the event of a future Government decision to introduce a new form of student contribution from 2010 …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 20 August]

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