Financial Difficulties Facing Access Students: Discussion

Ms Michelle Mitchell: We have created a document that briefly outlines the Access programme, the restrictive funding available to students and the financial implications thereof. As a result, we wish to present our proposal of the educational supplement for mature students who do not qualify for the back to education allowance, BTEA, or the student maintenance grant. The Access programme is designed specifically for people who may not have had the conventional educational requirements to enter third level education …” (more)

[Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Science, 20 May]

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