Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (322)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

Question:

322. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost to reverse changes to the non-adjacent grant levels. [35247/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The cost of reversing the change to the distance criteria for the student grant is estimated to be in the region of €25.9m.

The above costing assumes that a change to the distance criterion would result in a similar percentage of students qualifying for the higher non-adjacent grant support, as existed pre Budget 2011.