Fees, Exemptions & Refunds
If you intend pursuing a Post Leaving Certificate Course (PLC) at Level 5 or 6 in this college there are no tuition fees for EU nationals.
However, there are student services charges, exam fees and a separate and a PLC Participation Contribution Fee which was introduced in the 2010 Budget and applies to all PLC courses in all colleges.
Non-EU nationals who do not meet exemption requirements are liable for full tuition fees of €3,653 plus the fees as outlined below. The tuition fees are non-refundable. See the section on international students.
The fee typically breaks down like this:
If you have already paid your full fees you may be entitled to a refund of the PLC Participant Contribution if...
- you are eligible for a grant you will be entitled to a refund.
- you hold a medical card in your own right, or are the dependent of a medical card holder.
- you receive either the BTEA or VTOS allowance.
- To claim a refund you will have to provide relevant documentation. e.g. a copy of your letter of Grant Approval.
If you intend pursuing a Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) course in this college you may be eligible for a grant.
A new ONLINE ONLY grant applications system was introduced in 2012. All new applications must be made online to the single awarding authority, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). https://susi.ie/
PLC Student Eligibility:
When can I make my grant application?
You should apply for it as soon as possible. Remember, you do not have to wait until you receive an offer of a place. Only when your application has been completed in full and submitted to the SUSI can your eligibility be determined.
How do I register to make an application
Go to the following website: https://www.grantsonline.ie/eseries/esr.elogin
You will need your PPS number and an e-mail address. This e-mail address can only be used for one registration/application as it will be a contact reference for interaction with SUSI. You will be asked to input a password, again select one that you can remember as you will be unable to access your online application without it.
Completing an Application
Once you have registered you can commence your application. Having read steps 1 to 4 you will have the necessary details to answer the question as they arise. The online system will prompt you through each section. As you go through the questions you can click on the symbol for a more detailed explanation of what is required for that question. You can also save and come back to your application as often as you need to.
Submitting the Application
When you are happy that you have completed your application correctly, all you do is hit the “Submit” button on the last page of the online application form. Once your application has been submitted you will only be able to change your contact details by using the ‘Change Your Personal Details’ section on the main menu. Note: you will not be able to make changes to any other section of your application. After you submit your application, the system will send you an email with a copy of your application for information purposes only.
The SUSI assessment team will contact you by post after they have completed an initial assessment of your application. Following this initial assessment you will be asked to submit photocopies of documentary evidence to support your application. You will be sent a personalised SUSI document pack which will include:
Returning your Documents
You must return:
SUSI will then assess your application with the documents provided by you and advise you if you are provisionally awarded for a student grant for the academic year. You will be notified of the final step of the application process which you need to complete when you have selected your final college/course.
SUSI Support Desk
The SUSI Support desk is the single contact point for all e-mail and telephone queries.
The SUSI Support Desk will provide email and telephone support from 9.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.
Monday to Friday and from 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. on Saturdays.
Phone: 0761 08 7874
Useful Resources: https://susi.ie/resources/