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Mother Of Student Says Lack Of Funding For PLC Students is ''Discriminatory''

Mother Of Student Says Lack Of Funding For PLC Students is ''Discriminatory'' Margaret got in tou...

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16.41 25 Nov 2020


Mother Of Student Says Lack Of Funding For PLC Students is ''Discriminatory''


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16.41 25 Nov 2020


Mother Of Student Says Lack Of Funding For PLC Students is ''Discriminatory''

Margaret got in touch with the show about her daughter who is currently doing a PLC course. She cannot avail of the support that other third level students can for financial help with a laptop.

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has announced a once-off Covid-19 payment scheme for third-level students. 

Funding worth €50m, which was announced as part of Budget 2021, will offer financial assistance to all EU full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students in recognition of the upheaval they have experienced due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

A spokesperson for Mr Harris said the scheme will ensure students who avail of the SUSI grant will receive a €250 top-up in their grant before Christmas. 

Students who do not avail of the grant can reduce by €250 any outstanding contribution fee payment or receive a €250 credit note for their institution. 

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