Thursday, 20 September 2018
Department of Education and Skills
Third Level Charges
Based on the number of students that qualified for free fees funding in the academic year 2016/17, and taking into account overall projected increases in student numbers, it is estimated that the net cost to my Department of reducing the Student Contribution by each €100 per student per annum is €6.7 million
It should be noted that the figures presented incorporate the resulting reduction to my Department's Student Grant Scheme budget, as the exchequer pays the Student Contribution (or part of it) on behalf of almost 50% of undergraduate students who are in receipt of student grant assistance.