College funding explainer: The three options to pay for third level

Among the options are increasd State-funding and a student loan scheme

A file image of students taking part in a against the proposed increase in the student capitation fee. Photograph: The Irish Times

A file image of students taking part in a against the proposed increase in the student capitation fee. Photograph: The Irish Times

The expert group report on the future of higher education funding studied approaches used in other countries - Norway, The Netherlands, Australia, England and the US - and identified three main funding options the Irish system.

These are:

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