Mc Conalogue urges students to ensure colleges don’t exert fee pressure

As new and returning third level students make preparations this week for registering for their third level courses, a Donegal North East TD is highlighting an instruction from the Higher Education Authority that colleges facilitate students awaiting confirmation of grant payments.

Deputy Charlie McConalogue, Fianna Fail spokesperson on children, says with fees increased from €1,500 to €2,000 this year, the grants will be needed to allow students pay them.

He says a repeat of last year's problems where some colleges prevented students from registering must not be allowed to happen again..........

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