Budget 2023: Ministers Harris and Collins announce cost-of-living package for students, and investment in third level education for 2023
From Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science
Published on 27 September 2022
Last updated on 27 September 2022
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris and Minister of State for Skills Niall Collins have today outlined a significant cost of living package for third level students.
The package will include a:
- once-off €1,000 reduction in the student contribution fee for higher education students eligible for the undergraduate free fees initiative
(for students who have already paid their fees in full, the University will arrange an automatic refund in due course )
- once-off extra payment for all student maintenance grant recipients
- once-off increase of €1,000 in the support to SUSI qualified Post Graduate students, increasing from €3500 to €4,500
- further €8 million investment in the Student Assistance Fund for the 2022/23 academic year
In addition, Ministers Harris and Collins welcome a Budget of €3.9 billion for 2023 including:
- a reduction of €500 in the contribution fee for eligible grant applicants earning between €62,000 and €100,000
- the threshold for the student contribution 50% grant (€1500) has been expanded to €62,000;
- student maintenance grants will increase from January
- a permanent increase in the support for Post Graduate fees under SUSI by €500 from €3,500 to €4,000 from September 2023
|If you paid your registration in full €3,043||You will be due a refund of €1,000|
|DCU Fees office have commenced these refunds|
|We will send a confirmation email to your student email once your refund has been issued.|
|If you paid €1,543 at registration||Your account has been credited with €1,000 so the balance due by you next semester 31st January is €500|
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