Count on En­nis­cor­thy Credit Union to help with the cost of Third Level

New Ross Standard - - EDUCATION & COURSES -

WITH third level ed­u­ca­tion costs con­tin­u­ing to spi­ral in Ire­land, the fi­nan­cial pres­sure of putting a child through col­lege con­tin­ues to take its toll on house­hold bud­gets. A na­tional sur­vey in 2018 found that eight in ten par­ents said they strug­gled to cover the costs of their child’s third level ed­u­ca­tion

For stu­dents them­selves, fi­nan­cial is­sues are also a huge con­cern. The same study found that six in ten re­ported money is­sues and debt to be their big­gest con­cern while at col­lege. Two thirds of stu­dents said fi­nan­cial wor­ries were neg­a­tively im­pact­ing their over­all col­lege ex­pe­ri­ence, while 66% said they were work­ing through the col­lege year to help make ends meet.

En­nis­cor­thy Credit Union has al­ways been on hand to help both par­ents and stu­dents with meet­ing the costs of ed­u­ca­tion. En­nis­cor­thy Credit Union is of­fer­ing our Ed­u­ca­tion loan at a very af­ford­able 6% (6.2%APR).

At En­nis­cor­thy Credit Union we un­der­stand that it can also be a stress­ful time. We would re­ally en­cour­age any par­ents and stu­dents strug­gling to cope with third level costs to talk to us here at En­nis­cor­thy Credit Union, where our friendly staff are on hand to as­sist. Our ed­u­ca­tion loan, like all the loans we of­fer, has no hid­den fees or trans­ac­tion charges, and no penal­ties for pay­ing the loan back early. We are also happy to of­fer the loan to brand new mem­bers, or those mem­bers who might not have in­ter­acted with us for years, as well as our ex­ist­ing mem­bers.

If you will be start­ing col­lege for the first time this year and you are not a mem­ber, then do join us to be el­i­gi­ble to bor­row if needed, but also to en­ter our an­nual Brenda O’Neill Schol­ar­ship Draw, which will be launched in Au­gust 2019. We give out €9,000 each year to mem­bers who are first time stu­dents in this free draw!

If you won’t have a col­lege stu­dent in the fam­ily for a few years yet, now is the per­fect time to start putting a bit aside. Join us in En­nis­cor­thy Credit Union and save reg­u­larly by di­rect debit, EFT or by call­ing in to any of our of­fices.

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