Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (331)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

Ceist:

331. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated cost of increasing the special rate of the student grant by 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% respectively. [35256/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

In 2018/19, there were 21,870 students in receipt of the special rate of maintenance grant. Based on these statistics, the estimated cost of increasing the special rate of maintenance grant by 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% would be circa €4.5m, €9m, €13.5m and €18m respectively.