Third Level Fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 3rd, 2017 by steve

IrelandRuth Coppinger (Dublin West, Anti-Austerity Alliance): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will oppose an end to the free fees scheme and abolish the student registration charges in view of the recent figures on the number of students in receipt of grants in third level institutions (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 2 March]

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Third Level Fees – Registration Fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on July 22nd, 2016 by steve

IrelandJohn Lahart (Dublin South West, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the annual yield from the annual student registration fee at third level from 2010 to 2016 in tabular form …” (more)

[Dail written answers, 21 July]

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USI calls on Government to reduce college registration fee

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 22nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“University students are today calling for the current registration fee to be reduced, to reflect the improved economic situation. It is one of a list of demands being made by the Union of Students in Ireland today at the launch of its pre-Budget submission …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 22 September]

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Former Limerick councillor wants third level fee cut

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 21st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Former Labour councillor Tom Shortt is calling on his party colleague Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan to reduce the €3,000 third level registration fee paid by families who do not qualify for third level grants …” (more)

[Alan Jacques, Limerick Post, 21 August]

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Heading to college just got even more expensive

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 15th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“College students will need to fork out an extra €250 for college fees. The registration fee has now gone up to €3,000 a year, up from €2,750 last September and €2,500 the year previous …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 15 October]

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High college registration fees force students to drop out

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 17th, 2014 by steve

“Three times as many parents as last year cannot afford to pay college registration fees and have said their children will have to drop out as result, according to a new survey on the costs of third-level education …” (more)

[Louise McBride, Independent, 17 August]

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USI President: Registration Fee Hike a Further Disappointment from the Government

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 16th, 2014 by steve

“Speaking to The University Times, Laura Harmon discusses fees, the accommodation crisis and the year ahead. The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has described the cost of college registration fees as ‘outrageous’ …” (more)

[Louise Duffy and Fiona Gribben, University Times, 16 August]

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USI slams ‘outrageous’ registration fees for college

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 14th, 2014 by steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland has described the cost of college registration fees as ‘outrageous’ …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 14 August]

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Minister: Planned rise in college registration fees ‘will go ahead’

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 13th, 2014 by steve

“The Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan has indicated that college registration fees are likely to go up again. Last year’s budget saw a hike of €250 in registration fees …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 13 August]

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Third Level Fees – abolition

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 20th, 2014 by steve

Deputy Ruth Coppinger asked the Minister for Education and Skills the cost to remove all fees, including registration fees, for third level education …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 17 July]

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Funding third-level education

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 8th, 2014 by steve

“Sir, – UCD’s new president Andrew Deeks has rightly highlighted the funding crisis in higher education (‘Replace annual charge with student loans, says UCD president’, July 5th). He correctly identifies a significant access barrier in the form of growing up-front registration fees. However, the alternative Prof Deeks proposes …” (more)

[Eoin Daly, Irish Times, 8 July]

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‘In terms of world profile, UCD is punching below its weight’

Posted in Governance and administration on July 5th, 2014 by steve

“Andrew Deeks, the recently-installed president of University College Dublin, is far too polite to rain on Ruairí Quinn’s valedictory parade. But the departing Minister for Education has left behind a funding model for higher education that ‘is not sustainable’ …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 5 July]

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Replace annual charge with student loans, says UCD president

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on July 5th, 2014 by steve

“The student registration charge, which is set to hit €3,000 next year, has become a ‘barrier to higher education’ and should be replaced with a student loan scheme, the recently appointed president of UCD has said …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 5 July]

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Third Level Funding – Student Registration Charge

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 10th, 2014 by steve

Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans for the future funding of third level education and the student registration charge; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 9 April]

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Double blow for parents as college grants face cuts

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 19th, 2013 by steve

“Parents of college-going children are facing a double-whammy on the cost of funding third-level education …” (more)

[Independent, 19 August]

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Student grants to be slashed in ‘awful’ Budget

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 18th, 2013 by steve

“The student maintenance grant – which is paid to about 100,000 students each year – is likely to be cut in October’s Budget, senior Government sources have revealed …” (more)

[Daniel McConnell, Independent, 18 August]

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Fianna Fáil: Government should resist increasing college fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 13th, 2013 by steve

“… Fianna Fáil’s Charlie McConalogue said that the student registration fee needs to come down. ‘The Government should do what they committed to do – not increase the fees any more than they are already’, he said …” (more)

[Breakingnews.ie, 13 August]

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Fees are creeping back up – making it tough for families

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on December 20th, 2012 by steve

“As parents and students are well aware, the concept of free tuition fees in third-level education has gradually been eroded in recent years. When tuition fees were abolished in the middle of the 1990s, a small registration charge was introduced …” (more)

[Independent, 19 December]

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Student Registration Fee

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on December 13th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Education and Skills the cost to his Department if the income threshold for liability to pay the registration fee was increased by €10,000 and €20,000 respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 12 December]

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Third Level Fees for Non-EEA Nationals

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on December 12th, 2012 by steve

Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding the doubling of registration fees for non-EEA nationals to €300; the basis for giving five days’ notice to non-EEA nationals of the increase; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 11 December]

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