The crisis in higher education funding can be solved. The money is available so it’s up to our politicians to make a decision.
Ask election candidates when they call to your door to commit to dealing with the funding crisis. It’s yours’ and your family’s future that’s at stake.
FACT 1: Direct State funding per student to third level colleges is 40% less than decade ago.
FACT 2: The surplus in the National Training Fund will reach €1 billion this year. That’s a dedicated Fund to support training and skills development.
SOLUTION: Draw down an additional €300 million per year over the next 3 years to fund the deficit in third level.
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