Local welcome for financial aid package to help third level students

Limerick Fianna Fáil TD and Minister of State Niall Collins.

A COST of education package to assist third level students has received wide welcome locally.

The package will see increases in student maintenance grants up to €342, the reintroduction of maintenance grants worth up to €2,384 for post-graduate students, and a €3,000 increase in the stipend for PhD researchers.

This was accompanied by a one-off increase to the Student Assistance Fund of €1.4m.

Welcoming the news, Limerick TD Niall Collins said the package would be an “enormous help” to students as they return to college.

“I know this package will be of huge assistance to students and their families across Limerick that are faced with financial difficulties due to the cost of living while attending college,” Deputy Collins said.

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