Fees/Refunds 2019 – 2020
|Registration Deposit (non-refundable)|
To accept course offer following advisory meeting
|€50||VTOS students exempt.|
|Student Services/Materials (non-refundable on commencement of course) |
Other Charges (Course specific materials and requirements – non-refundable on commencement of course)
Varies by course
|VTOS students exempt|
VTOS students exempt
|QQI Exam Fees: |
|Medical Card holders, BTEA and VTOS students exempt|
|PLC Government Levy|
(non-refundable on commencement of course)
|€200||Medical 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.
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.
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.
SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) is Ireland’s single national awarding authority for all higher and further education grants. SUSI offers funding to eligible students in approved full-time third-level education in Ireland and also, in some cases, funding for students studying outside of Ireland. Support is available to all types of students, from school leavers to mature students returning to education. susi.ie
Part Time (BTEI)
The Back To Education Initiative (BTEI) provides part-time further education courses. It gives individuals the opportunity to combine learning with family, work and other responsibilities. Anyone who has left full-time education can take part in a course. Fees for part time courses offered under BTEI are normally €200 – €300, depending on duration and schedule. Certain participants are however eligible for free tuition.
The participants eligible for free tuition are people who (or their dependants):
- Have less than upper-second level education or
- Are getting a jobseeker’s payment or means-tested social welfare payment or
- Are getting Working Family Payment (formerly knows as Family Income Supplement or
- Have a medical card or
- Are eligible to participate on VTOS or Youthreach.
All other participants are charged a fee.
All trainees on “Traineeship” courses receive free tuition. Traineeships in Dundrum College of Further Education are available to employers and their employees at no cost. For further details, contact the College. http://www.traineeship.ie/employer.aspx