Govt planning large hike in college registration fees

The Government is reportedly planning to significantly increase registration fees for third-level students as part of a string of stealth taxes in the upcoming budget.

Reports this morning say the fees will be "sharply" increased from their current maximum of €980-per-year.

Political sources have reportedly indicated that this means tuition fees will not be reintroduced.

Registration charges have increased by several multiples since tuition fees were abolished in 1996, leading to suspicions that the registration process is being used as a back-door measure to recoup the lost revenue.

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