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Student Costs Are Forcing More Than Half To Skip Lectures So They Can Work

Josh Crosbie
Josh Crosbie

08:42 19 Aug 2019


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A growing number of students are being forced to skip their lectures and take up a job instead due to rising student costs.

A new survey by the Irish League of Credit Unions reveals more than two thirds of them are struggling financially at college.

55% of those surveyed say they are missing their lectures in favour of paid work - that's up 22% on 2017

On average, students are working almost 15 hours a week (14.8 hours) and earning just over €10 an hour (€10.14).

Students living away from home are spending €1,047 per month; €309 more per month than those living at home who say they are spending an average of €738.

Students say their biggest monthly expense is, unsurprisingly, rent at an average of €318 a month.

This is followed by food at €116. Students are spending €88 each month on travel costs and €74 on utility bills.

Just over half of students say they receive a monthly allowance from their parents or family to help cover costs they incur. On average, they receive €202 per month.


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