60% of Parents Get into Debt Funding Third Level Education

The Irish League of Credit Unions has launched the results of the 2016 Cost of Third Level Education Study which surveyed 1,000 Irish adults over the age of 18 with Marketing Research Company iReach. The research found that 60% of parents get into debt funding third level education; 73% of parents really struggle tocover the […]

Griffith College offering Tipperary students innovative solution to offset the cost of third level education fees

Griffith College has launched an innovative programme, the Griffith College Student Exchange Initiative, whereby an Irish student can offset their tuition fees for one year, in return for their family providing accommodation and board to an international student from the college. Flexibility exists for the Irish host family as the international student can stay with either the student’s […]

Education Minister’S Assurance On Productive Assets For Third-Level Grants Positive – IFA

IFA President John Bryan has said that assurances he has received from the Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn on the treatment of productive assets, such as farmland, for the assessment of 3rdlevel maintenance grants, were very important for farm families.   Mr Bryan was speaking following a meeting between IFA and the Minister for Education. […]

Capital Asset Test For 3rd Level Eligibility Non-Negotiable – IFA

IFA President John Bryan said the Association is utterly opposed to any attempt to apply a capital asset test on farm families to qualify for 3rd level education grants. He said, “This is non-negotiable as far as farm families are concerned and will be resisted by IFA.” John Bryan said “The average income for full-time […]

Higher Level Tuition Fees

USI (Union of Students in Ireland) are planning a large scale march in Dublin tomorrow, at 12pm. By Paddy Ryan, Editor TippNorth.com Paddy spent 3 years on UCD Students’ Union Council, and was elected as UCD Students’ Union Campaigns & Communications Vice-President the same year current USI (Union of Students in Ireland) President, Gary Redmond […]

Morris pledges support for U.S.I. anti fees campaign

I would like to lend my support the the Union of Students “Stop Fees, Save the Grant” campaign which is about ensuring that access to third level education remains a right not a privilege. As the U S I rightly point out being able to obtain a quality education is a vital pre requisite to […]