Colleges ‘charge back-door fees’

“… The document, seen by the Irish Independent reveals that last year TCD used €2m from the registration charge income to make up some of the cut in the state grant for ‘core’ activities of the university which include teaching and research. But this year the figure has jumped to €8.8m, which is more than half of the income generated by the student charges. Fine Gael education spokesperson Brian Hayes told the Oireachtas education committee yesterday that Trinity was no longer hiding behind the masquerade that the income was being used entirely on student services …” (more)

[John Walshe, Irish Independent, 6 May]

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