Colleges profiteer on student rents
Published 29/08/2016 | 02:30
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.