The price of on campus student accommodation is set to rise from September.
Maynooth University is to increase its on-campus rents by 3% for the next academic year.
DCU, UCD and NUI Galway will all apply a 4 percent increase, according to the Irish Independent.
UL will raise rent prices by between 3 to 4 percent.
Craig McHugh Vice President of the Dublin region for the USI says student accommodation is too expensive:
Maynooth U. says it is" fully committed to providing affordable student accommodation. Campus accommodation costs will increase by 3% for the coming year. The rental income funds accommodation essential maintenance and ongoing improvement works, in addition to funding the additional 196 new beds that were commissioned in 2017."