Fees/Refunds

DescriptionFees DueExemptions
Online ApplicationFreeFree
Acceptance Fee/Registration Deposit (non-refundable).
To accept course offer following advisory meeting
€50VTOS students exempt
Student Services/Materials
(non-refundable on commencement of course)
€150VTOS students exempt
Other Charges (Course specific materials and requirements – non-refundable on commencement of course)Varies by CourseVTOS students exempt
QQI Exam FeesLevel 5 – €50
Level 6 – €80
Medical Card holders, BTEA and VTOS students exempt
PLC Government Tuition feesIrish and EU citizens – Free Fees SchemeInternational students will be eligible to pay the full €3,653 tuition fee. See here for further details and exemptions that apply.

Please Note:

All relevant fees must be paid (or exemption evidence submitted) by end of November.

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 by the Class Teacher.

Please ensure timely payment of fees (and/or submission of exemption evidence to info@cfedundrum.com) to ensure continued access to college certification services. You can review our non-payment of fees policy here.

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.

SUSI Grant

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. www.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.

Traineeship (Employed)

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.