Going to college is an exciting time but it can also be very stressful for both students and parents alike.
Collette Brennan, Manager from Carrick-on-Shannon & District Credit Union said: “The significant cost of third level education puts phenomenal pressure on both parents and students starting or returning to 3rd level education this year. The increase in the student registration fee combined with monthly rent and bills, books and materials and day to day expenses are a significant financial burden to many families”.
Research carried out by the Irish League of Credit Unions in August 2013 has highlighted that strain which both parents and students are experiencing in attempting to finance third level education with 84% of all parents struggling to cover the cost of third level education.
“We are keenly aware of the huge financial burden which 3rd level education places on students and their families. We offer a very competitive student and education loan which is INTEREST FREE for 6 months and then reverts back to our very competitive interest rate of 8.99% (T&C apply),” said Collette.
For further information phone Carrick-on-Shannon & District Credit Union on 071 9621828 or call to our office located at Summerhill, Carrick on Shannon.