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The student grant scheme, the main financial support for students, is divided into maintenance grants, fee grants and the postgraduate contribution. Photograph: Joe St Leger

Whether your kids are tots or about to fledge, the cost of college is a worry. If they are still young, you have time to save. If you have a prospect(...)

“We have an acute accommodation shortage and accommodation affordability crisis in Ireland which is the single biggest disrupter of prospective students securing the lifelong benefits of a college experience.” File photograph: Getty Images

One of the biggest challenges facing returning and new college students this year is where to live and how to afford the cost of accommodation and mai(...)

More than 40 per cent of successful applicants for student grants in Dublin last year came from just three postal districts, new figures from Susi show. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

More than 40 per cent of successful applicants for student grants in Dublin last year came from just three postal districts, new figures from Studen(...)

Former minister for education Ruairí Quinn drew up proposals which would have seen assets above a certain threshold be considered in means-testing. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Reform of the student grant scheme has been on the education agenda for decades, but successive governments have shied away from taking action, the Fi(...)

‘One area I would emphasise is the rent a room idea,’ Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Tax incentives are not the panacea for solving the student housing crisis, Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said ahead of the autumn scramble(...)

Susi (Student Universal Support Ireland) has received 85,000 grant applications and is expecting to receive 110,000 before the deadline on Saturday.

Almost two-thirds of all third level students are expected to apply for a student grant this year, figures indicate with the August 1st deadline for a(...)

File photograph of Trinity College Dublin. The Student Universal Support Ireland website is now accepting applications for college financial aid for the 2015/2016 academic year. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Students seeking maintenance grants and other college financial aid for the 2015/2016 academic year can now make applications on the SUSI (Student Uni(...)

A report of the Comptroller and Auditor General has raised concern at the high level of successful appeals by applicants to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for college grants. Image: susi.ie

A report of the Comptroller and Auditor General has raised concern at the high level of successful appeals by applicants to Student Universal Support (...)

Student Universal Support Ireland said it had received more than 100,000 applications for 2014-2015 and expected to award approximately 73,000 grants for this academic year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Almost three-quarters of third-level students due to receive a grant this year have been awarded their funding, according to the student grant awardin(...)

DCU said students only needed to show evidence of a SUSI application to register. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The majority of this year’s almost 100,000 applicants for student grants will know next month if they have been successful, the awarding body SUSI (St(...)

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