Fees/Refunds 2019 – 2020

DescriptionFees DueExemptions
Online Application  FreeFree
Registration Deposit (non-refundable)
To accept course offer following interview
€40VTOS students exempt.
Materials/Services€100VTOS students exempt BTEA students 50% discount
QQI Exam Fees:
Level 5
Level 6
Medical Card holders, BTEA and VTOS students exempt
PLC Government Levy€200Medical Card holders, Student Grant recipients, BTEA and VTOS students exempt

NB: Additional costs may apply on a course by course basis where additional certification or specific resources are required.  Details of these further costs will be outlined at interview.

Funding Schemes

Some students may be eligible to avail of one of the following funding schemes:

Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS)

Eligible Students continue to get their full Social Welfare entitlements as well as the cost of text books, exam fees etc., for the duration of the course.  Meal and travel allowances are also paid.  Places are limited so early application is advisable.  See www.citizensinformation.ie for qualifying conditions.

Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)

The BTEA allows qualified applicants to return to full-time education in approved courses in order to advance the applicant’s level of education while continuing to receive some support.  People in receipt of certain social welfare payments can retain these payments for the duration of the course.  Please check the website www.welfare.ie for qualifying conditions.

Maintenance Grants

The Department of Education & Science provides 3rd level maintenance grants to eligible students attending full-time Further Education courses in the College.  The grants are paid through the Student Universal Support System (SUSI) and are means tested.  This payment is made subject to satisfactory attendance on your course.  For further information check the website www.studentfinance.ie.

Scholarship Fund

Our sponsors, Capital Credit Union, are offering a scholarship to a number of students covering all College fees.  All registered students may apply for this funding by downloading the application form from the website.