Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (332)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

Question:

332. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of increasing the special rate of the student grant by €30 per week for term time. [35257/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

In 2018/19 there were 21,870 students in receipt of the special rate. Therefore, the cost of paying these students an additional €30 per week based on a 36 week period, would cost approximately €23.6m.