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General News / November 19, 2020

Thousands of students to receive €250 before Christmas

Photo: The Independent
General News / November 19, 2020

Thousands of students to receive €250 before Christmas

Words: Katie Gartland

Students will receive €250 as compensation for their upheaval over the pandemic.

Over 200,000 full time third level students will receive €250 from the Government before the end of the year. The funding was announced last month by Higher Education Minister Simon Harris.

The once-off payment to undergrads and postgrads will total €50 million. The money is due to the inconvenience that students have gone this year with the pandemic.

The Government has also put €15 million aside for IT support in colleges. This money will ensure students are supplied with laptops and equipment they need for study.

Many students have had trouble paying for accommodation and fees this year due to job loss and upheaval.