|The Minister for Education has established a ‘Capital Asset Test Implementation Group’ to investigate the potential for making changes to the current maintenance grant award system. The group is currently assessing if there is room for some degree of evaluation above and beyond the nominal household income for the purposes of determining ability to pay in respect of an application for a grant – i.e. taking assets such as property and land into account. This has caused concern to numerous self-employed people, farmers included.
In a submission to the Capital Asset Test Implementation Group, the ICSA highlighted several key issues, including:
|Download PDF: ICSA submission to Capital Asset Test Implementation Group regarding third level grants|