College chiefs warn registration fees must rise

Ireland“College chiefs have warned that a huge hike in registration charges – now €1,500 a year – is necessary to avert a funding crisis. The warning came amid fears that the quality of Irish higher education will suffer unless more money is forthcoming. The Higher Education Authority estimated that €500m would be needed to meet rising demand and ensure that the quality of what was on offer was maintained …” (more)

[Ralph Riegel and John Walshe, Independent, 29 October]

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