Student fears budget cuts will force her to drop out

“A student already waiting a full term for her college grant is in fear of dropping out because of the 5% cut in payments as part of Wednesday’s budget. While Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe claims the drop reflects cost-of-living falls, postgraduate student Annie Hoey said she is already up to her eyes in debt and struggling to feed herself with €20 a week …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 12 December]

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