New students to be informed of possible fees

Ireland“The Department of Education has instructed third-level colleges to put new students on notice they may be liable for new fees from next year. Students will be told of their potential liability for fees when they register for the first time next month. Most third-level students already pay a registration charge of about €1,500. In a letter circulated by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) on behalf of the department, college presidents have been asked to inform all new students, as part of their induction, that third-level fees may be reintroduced in the 2010 academic year …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 20 August]

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