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#Student finance

From TheJournal.ie 60% of parents going into debt so their child can go to college Student Finance

60% of parents going into debt so their child can go to college

A study by the Irish League of Credit Unions shows that 87% of parents spend an average of €447 a month to cover the cost of going to college.

From TheJournal.ie Donegal students almost twice as likely to receive grant money than those from Dublin Student Finance

Donegal students almost twice as likely to receive grant money than those from Dublin

The research into grants is the first of its kind.

From TheJournal.ie Students advised to compare bank accounts before signing up Student Finance

Students advised to compare bank accounts before signing up

National Consumer Agency says it’s important that students check all penalty charges before choosing their account.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should student grants consider the value of family property? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should student grants consider the value of family property?

Fine Gael TDs are threatening a revolt over plans to consider the value of family farmland when considering a grant application.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Possible changes to college grants – and why some TDs don’t want them Student Grants

Explainer: Possible changes to college grants – and why some TDs don’t want them

A number of TDs – including a cabinet minister – are opposed to planned changes to grant criteria. So what’s going on?