Brian Gormley

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	The key thing for anyone planning to attend a further or higher education college is to get their application in to SUSI as soon as possible.

Going to college can be expensive at the best of times, but with part-time jobs in short supply because of the Covid-19 crisis - and many parents out (...)

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(...)

Last year, the average national monthly rent for students was €469 while this year, the average figure has increased to €499

The projected cost of living for students away from home has dropped for the first time in a decade to just under €12,000, according to a survey by Te(...)

* This article was first published in August 2018 And you thought your first day of secondary school was scary. Starting in college is a whole new wo(...)

Keeping a budgeting diary  can help  students keep track of their finances and identify areas where they can make savings. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

College is a shock to the system - and to the wallet. The majority of students have spent 17 or 18 years in the comfort of the family home. Bills are (...)

Cathal McGivern: ‘I had hoped I might get on-campus accommodation at DCU, but I missed out’

The cost of rent is soaring, especially in Dublin. Ireland is in the throes of a student accommodation crisis. There is growing evidence of students c(...)

Freshers’ Week at TCD. A student living in rented accommodation from this September should budget €12,495 for the academic year, according to a DIT guide. File photograph: Dave Meehan

Students coming from outside Dublin who plan to live in rented accommodation in the capital should budget for €12,495 to cover the cost of their acade(...)

“By all means support them and be in the background, but parents do their kids no favours by continuing to smooth the path for them.” Photograph: Getty Images

As the Leaving Cert results glow fades, it’s replaced by the new reality of college fees, turning strangers into friends and navigating sprawling cam(...)

All but the luckiest first years need to learn how to budget, and fast. Accommodation remains the single biggest cost facing students, and rents are (...)

A key part of life in third level is making new friends and getting involved in college activities. Above: members of the UCC Choir  before backstage before an appearance on the ‘Late Late Show’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

When summer ends and the Leaving Cert exams fade into distant memory, preparing for a new life at a third level college can be a challenge. As excit(...)

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