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Monday 23 October 2017

Colleges profiteer on student rents

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(Stock photo)

Patrick Kelleher

Universities are hiking the prices in their on-campus accommodation for the new academic year.

Students across the country are being hit by the housing crisis, sparking a scramble for accommodation.

Colleges have been asking homeowners to take in students in digs due to the shortages.

A survey by the Irish Independent reveals increases of up to €760 a year. Even the lowest priced on-campus student accommodation has risen by up to €76. University College Dublin is the most expensive college in the country for campus accommodation.

UCD's cheapest option is €5,896 for the year, with its most expensive option being €10,480.

Trinity College Dublin's accommodation rose in price by between €192 and €724. DCU's cheapest option rose by €402.

Irish Independent

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