Students attending college in Galway this year can expect to see college accommodation increasing in price by between 3 and 4%.
A new survey by the Irish Independent shows every college has increased rent costs for the new academic year- at a time when high rents mean students are being priced out of the market for private accommodation.
The highest rent hike is in Cork where UCC raised its prices by over 11% for its Mardyke Hall accomodation.
At NUI Galway, rent for a twin bed at Corrib Village has increased by 4% to €3,630, while a single ensuite room at Goldcrest Village is up 4% to €6,500 for the next academic year.
The most expensive college accomodation is UCD's Roebuck Castle at over €11,500.