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Students living away from home could face up to โ‚ฌ14,000 in costs this year

Students living away from home could face up to โ‚ฌ14,000 in costs this year

South East students living away from home could face up to โ‚ฌ14,000 in costs for the upcoming academic year.

Increasing rents and food prices are leading to a likely rise in living costs, according to the Technological University Dublin Student Cost of Living Guide.

Students moving to Dublin will need โ‚ฌ1,539 a month, or โ‚ฌ13,827 for the year.

That's gone up from just over โ‚ฌ12,000 needed for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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President of the Union of Students in Ireland, Clare Austick, has broken down where the increased living costs are coming from:

"The reported increase in the cost of attending college this year is a breakdown of an extortion of rent that students have to pay, the student contribution charge which is โ‚ฌ3,000 and the cost of living."

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