The cost of college education in Ireland and how we can help you finance it.

Annual Careers Information Night at Coolmine CS

What an event last night Coolmine Community School ! Senior students and their families were attending the Annual Careers Information Night.
There were presentations from several colleges and students had an opportunity to talk to students and representatives of different occupations to help them make more informed decisions about further education and career. We were delighted to be there and advise them on cost of education in Ireland and how to finance it with credit union.


The Cost of College Education in Ireland

College doesn’t come cheap and by the time a teenager reaches third level, parents are really feeling the cost of putting their children through university or college. Zurich’s Cost of Education survey reveals the true cost of third level education in Ireland, and it’s not surprising to learn that accommodation and college fees are the highest spend items during the college year. The cost of accommodation for the college year ranges from over €3,000 to over €4,000, depending if you are paying for rented or student accommodation. Student fees have also seen a considerable increase compared to last year – going up from an average of €2,066 to €2,419 in one year. Other costs such as transport have also increased.


Source: Zurich Cost of Education Survey 2018


Third Level Education can be expensive: fees, books, accommodation… just to name a few. Our Education loan is here to help. A Credit Union Loan is just that. A loan. No gimmicks! You borrow the money, you pay back the loan at an agreed pace. Or faster if you can.


What is so different about a our Education Loan?

Here are some of the things that make a our Credit Union different:
– No hidden fees or transaction charges
– Interest rates are fair and reasonable
– Repayments are calculated on your reducing balance, so you pay less interest with each repayment
– Repayment terms can be designed around your needs
– Your loan is insured, subject to terms and conditions, at no direct cost to you. Other lenders charge for this.
– No redemption fee or penalties for clearing the loan early.


For more information or to calculate estimate cost of borrowing with us please visit here , email us: or call 01 820 3495