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Budget 2023: €1,000 cut to student fees and increase to student grant

Budget 2023: €1,000 cut to student fees and increase to student grant

In today's Budget, it was announced that the government will be reducing third-level fees, with the student contribution charge to drop by €1,000 for all students.

The Government has delivered the largest budget in the history of the state in response to a historic cost of living crisis.

Measures announced today to tackle the finance struggles facing third level students include:

  • Once-off double payment of SUSI grant
  • €1,000 euro increase to postgrad fee contribution grant
  • Once-off reduction in third-level fees of €1,000
  • Once-off double grant payment
  • Student fees to be reduced by €500 permanently to €2,500

The Union of Students in Ireland has described Budget 2023 as 'disappointing' for those in college.

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President, Beth O'Reilly, says it's a pity much of the supports for students are once off, and don't include accommodation.

"One of the main things they could have really assisted students this year and next year would be the introduction of rent caps for student accommodation.

"There are absolutely extortionate rents being charged at the moment all over the country.

"It's where students are seeing the most significant costs and I think that was an area that was definitely overlooked."

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