Bruce Chapman

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A   graduate may  expect to pay  €150-€160 a month until they reach 33 years  if a “study now, pay later” loan scheme is introduced. File photograph: iStockPhoto

A typical college graduate could expect to pay a monthly fee of €150-€160 until they reach 33 years of age if a “study now, pay later” loan scheme is (...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton and Peter Cassells, lead author of report into funding: the Cassells report found the current  system was not fit for purpose.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The presidents of the State’s main universities and institutes of technology are set to appear before an Oireachtas committee next month as part of a (...)

Under the student loan system, graduates would repay their fees when their income reaches a set threshold.

How does an “income- contingent” loan system work? Under this system, higher education is free at the point of access for students. Students are requ(...)

Bridie Jabour: “I think it’s a fair system. It’s essentially interest-free”

After seven years of spending cuts, rising student numbers and falling staff levels, there is broad agreement that higher education is under pressure (...)

Students on UCD campus in Belfield. File  photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

How does an “income- contingent” loan system work? Under this system, higher education is free at the point of access for students. Stude(...)

The Government’s working group on third-level funding is due to report before the end of the year.

Getting students to pay for their college fees through contributions based on future earnings is more equitable and less open to abuse than other m(...)