L.Y.I.T has highest percentage of students on grants in the country



Letterkenny Institute of Technology has been deemed the most extreme example of class division in third level education across the country with the highest number of students on a grant, the Irish Independent reports.

Figures compiled by the Higher Education Authority based on data supplied by the student grant agency SUSI show that 71% of students attending LYIT, are on a grant compared with 24% in Trinity and 28% in UCD.

A county breakdown of grant holders shows Donegal with the highest proportion at 67%.

The report also suggests that those from better-off families are awarded most of the places in the country’s universities.

President of L.Y.I.T. Paul Hannigan is welcoming the news: