Dáil Éireann - Volume 642 - 04 December, 2007
Written Answers. - Third Level Charges.
Deputy Richard Bruton Deputy Richard Bruton
Deputy Richard Bruton asked the Minister for Education and Science the student registration fee at third level; if this fee comes up for review in 2008; if she issues guidelines related to some price index of the acceptable rate of increase. [32149/07]
Deputy Mary Hanafin Deputy Mary Hanafin
Deputy Mary Hanafin: The student charge is levied by third level institutions to defray the costs of examinations, registration and students services, which are not covered by the free tuition fees scheme. The student charge is €825 for the 2007/2008 academic year.
All students who are eligible for means tested student support have the student charge paid on their behalf by the Local Authorities or the Vocational Education Committees, in addition to any maintenance grant and tuition fee grant they are entitled to. No decision has been made in relation to the rate of this charge for the 2008/09 academic year.
Dáil Éireann 642 Written Answers. Third Level Charges.