College doesn’t come cheap and by the time a teenager reaches third level, parents are really feeling the cost of putting their children through university or college. Zurich’s Cost of Education survey reveals the true cost of third level education in Ireland, and it’s not surprising to learn that accommodation and college fees are the highest spend items during the college year. The cost of accommodation for the college year ranges from over €3,000 to over €4,000, depending if you are paying for rented or student accommodation.

*Source: Zurich Cost of Education Survey 2020

Saving for education

A great education is the best possible start in life and for most parents ensuring they can provide for their children’s education, from primary school right through to third level, is crucially important.  With a Regular Savings plan you can gradually build up the funds necessary to support your children’s education and future.

Cost of education calculators

Use our Cost of College Education Calculator to work out the estimated costs of sending your children to college and to see how much you might need to save each month to meet these college costs.