Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (107)

Catherine Connolly

Question:

107. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost in 2020 if the 100% maintenance adjacent rate was increased from €1,215 to €1,350 and the non-adjacent 100% maintenance grant was increased from €3,025 to €3,325; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40927/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

If the 100% maintenance adjacent rate was increased from €1,215 to €1,350 and the non-adjacent 100% maintenance grant was increased from €3,025 to €3,325, the estimated cost in 2020 would be €5.3m. This is based on the assumption that the change would take effect at the start of the 2020/21 academic year in September 2020.

The full year cost of the measure would be €11.9m.