Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I get help / advice about Fees?
All contact details for the Fees Office are located at http://www4.dcu.ie/finance/fees/index.shtml
EU status students can pay in 2 instalments:
Instalment 1 – 60% is due when registering online
Instalment 2 - 40% is due by 31st January 2020
Non EU students must pay their full fee within four weeks of acceptance of place
The student contribution charge is €3,000 together with Student Centre Levy of €43, which may be paid in two instalments covering examinations, registration and student services.
Please go to the following link for further information: http://www4.dcu.ie/finance/fees/programme-costs.shtml
The student centre levy is €43. This fee is not covered by any grant and must be paid by all undergraduate students.
Please go to the following link: http://www.studentfinance.ie/mp9377/course-fees/index.html
DCU do not send out reminders for payment of fees via post. Students register online and will be advised at that point how much their fees are and how much they should pay.
Fee reminders are sent via your DCU email account ONLY.
Please go to the following link for further information:
No, DCU’s contract is with the student, thus we cannot invoice a third party. You can however print your own invoice when you have registered online during the registration process. This can be re-printed via your student apps-Student Fee Menu-Cost of Registration option. Your fees must be paid during the registration process and claimed back directly from your employer.
Yes if you are an undergraduate student you must pay the student levy of €43 which is not covered by the grant. All Postgraduates students are liable to pay the student levy of €277 this rule also applies to students awarded 100% SUSI Grant this student levy is not covered by the Grant.
If you are a post graduate student you must pay 60% of balance of fees on anything above €2,000
Students are urged to apply early as late approvals will need to be paid by the students at the latest end of February if appoval of the grant has not come through.
This will be refunded to the student once paid by SUSI.
Students naintenance grants awarded by SUSI will be paid on a monthly basis by (EFT) into their own bank account. Continued payment will be contingent on verification of your attendance on the course to the University at regular intervals throughout the year. Tuition fees/student contribution will be paid directly to DCU on your behalf. Continuing students not under SUSI will continue to be paid in the same manner as the last academic year by their current Local Authority.
Please go to the following link for further information:
Please retain your online payment receipt in a safe place as it a valuable document and may be required by you to claim Tax Relief on Tuition fees. Tax Relief may be claimed only where students pay tuition fees. The new Student Contribution will be allowable for tax relief only where families with two or more children are liable for the Student Contribution charge. Please refer to www.revenue.ie for all tax related queries. Duplicate receipts can be re-printed via your student app.
No Free Fees or grants are not available for repeat years except under exceptional Medical Circumstances.
Full fee payment is due. Please see following links:
If you are entitled to the free fees remission scheme and you repeat a year, you will have to pay fees for the year that you repeat. Once you have passed that year, you revert back to the free fee remission scheme.
Repeat fees are charged at €55 per credit in addition to the full time levy of €277 for all full time programmes and €170 for all part time programmes.
An example would be a 5 credit module (5 credits @ €55 per credit = €275 plus €277 levy = €552
An example of 7.5 credit module (7.5 credits @ €55 per credit = €412.50 plus €277 levy - €689.50
If you are repeating because you had to withdraw during the year or were unable to sit the exam on medical grounds, you should contact the Director of Student Support & Development Dr. Claire Bohan. Depending on your medical circumstances, you may qualify for a medical repeat.
Please see link to Medical Policy Fee Waiver: http://www.dcu.ie/fees/fees_forms.shtml
You must inform your Programme Chair of your decision to withdraw and you must withdraw online via your student app. page. It is important to note that once you have registered fees are due please sign a Withdrawal Form and submit this to Registry immediately:
Please use the following link: http://www4.dcu.ie/sites/default/files/registry/R27%20Withdrawal%20from%20DCU.pdf You should also check to see how a withdrawal might affect you financially if you choose to return to University at a later date. See (Student Fee Protocol)
You may also wish to speak to a Student Adviser if you are having difficulties please use the following link: http://www.dcu.ie/students/advice/contact.shtml
You will need to get your previous college to complete a “Student Fee Declaration Form” which can be printed from the following website link: http://www.dcu.ie/finance/fees/fees_forms.shtml
Please return to Student Fee Office or Email: email@example.com but only when fully completed.
Tax relief applies to full time and part time undergraduate/postgraduate students who are paying tuition fees. The undergraduate student contribution, student centre levy are not a tuition fee and not tax deductible.
Families with two or more children liable for the new student contribution will qualify for tax relief on payments arising from second and subsequent sibling liability. Student fee duplicate receipts can be printed online via the student portal page by entering the academic year required. Example for the academic year 2019/20 the year 2020 must be entered.
Please see Revenue Information Leaflet IT31 http://www.revenue.ie/revsearch/search.jsp