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Students Who Will Not Qualify For Free Tuition Fees:

  • Persons who already hold an Undergraduate Honours Degree.

  • Persons who already hold a Post-Graduate qualification.

  • Persons who are undertaking a Repeat year of study.

  • Persons who already hold a Level 7 qualification, and who undertake a new Level 8 programme from year one cannot be considered as progressing for the purposes of Free Fees.  However, such persons may qualify for Free Tuition Fees for the final year of the new Level 8.

  • Persons who have already attended an undergraduate Honours Degree (Level 8) and are now entering another undergraduate Honours Degree (Level 8), will not qualify for Free Tuition Fees for the equivalent period of time spent on the first programme of study.

Student Fee Declaration Form

Students are assessed for “free fees” upon registration of undergraduate programmes.

Your eligibility for the Free Fees Initiative may be affected if:

  •  You are not a current school leaver

or

  • You have previously attended another Third Level Institution.

Students who have previously attended a third level College/University must complete the Previous Third Level Declaration Form below. This must be verified and stamped by your previous College/University and returned to the Fees Office, Waterford Institute of Technology.

pdf Previous Third Level Declaration Form 

Completed forms must then be returned to:

Fees Department

Finance Office

Tourism & Leisure Building

Cork Road Waterford

Email: [email protected]

Non EU Fee Information

In order to be eligible for free fees, students must meet one of the following criteria plus the residency criteria:

  • Student must hold EU nationality

       EU nationality is confirmed by one of the following:

  • A passport
  • A national identity card
  • A birth certificate from another EU state does not suffice as it does not always confer citizenship rights on the holder. If in doubt, check with the embassy of the State concerned.
     
  • Student must hold Official Refugee Status in Ireland
    ​Official Refugee Status is confirmed by an original letter from the Department of Justice confirming the bearer holds official refugee status.
     
  • Student must have been granted leave to remain in the state under Family Reunification
    Family Reunification is confirmed by an original letter from the Department of Justice confirming the bearer holds Family Reunification.
     
  • Student must have been granted leave to remain in the state under Humanitarian Grounds.
    Leave to remain in the state under Humanitarian Grounds must be confirmed by an original letter from the Department of justice confirming this. The letter must state (a) that the person has humanitarian leave to remain in the State (if granted prior to Immigration Act 1999 or (b) that they have been granted permission following a determination not to make a deportation order under section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999..
     
  • Student must have been granted leave to remain in the State as a family member of a Union Citizen under the provisions of the EC (Free Movement of Persons) regulations 2006 and 2008 and Directive 2004/38/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.
    Leave to remain in the state must be confirmed with an original letter from the Department of Justice confirming this and student must hold the GNIB card bearing the code 4EUFAM.
     
  • Student must have Subsidiary Protection with permission to reside in the state
    The European Communities (Eligibility for Protection) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 518 of 2006) provides for the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to grant subsidiary protection to certain persons. Such persons are then granted permission to reside in the State – Regulation 4(4).
    Therefore any person who has permission to reside in the State by virtue of these regulations should be deemed as having met the nationality clause for free fees purposes. As is the case with Irish/EU/EEA/Swiss nationals/Official Refugees such persons with permission to reside in the state must meet the other criteria of the free fees schemes.
    In relation to the residency requirement of the schemes it should be noted that it is the date of the declaration issuing in respect of subsidiary protection that is the operable date for residency purposes.

EU fee rates apply only to Non EU students who meet the following conditions:

For students aged under 23 on 1st September of year of entry:

Parent(s) must have been permanently resident (that is - principal residence for the purpose of taxation) in an EU Member State for three of the five years prior to student’s entry, and student must    have been permanently resident in an EU Member State for three of the five years prior to entry.

For students aged 23 or over on 1st September of year of entry:

Student must have been permanently resident as a tax-payer (that is - principal residence for the purpose of taxation) in an EU Member State for three of the five years prior to entry. Any period of residence as a student, or as holder of a student visa, is not included in the assessment of years of residence.

Detailed information about assistance with tuition fees is available on  http://www.studentfinance.ie

WIT contact

Regina Lowlor-Uddin
Tel: 051 302867  
Email: [email protected]

Non Payment Of Fees

If a student has outstanding fees from a previous academic year, access to exam results and to registration for the next academic year will be affected. See below for more information.

Continuing students:

All fees and charges should be paid in full, in order to view your exam results and to be permitted to register for the next academic year.               

Graduate students:

All fees and charges should be paid in full, in order to view your exam results and to receive information about the Graduation Ceremony.

Consequence of Non Payment of Fees

Where a student continues to have an outstanding debt (e.g. student contribution, tuition fees etc.), their registration record will have a “hold” placed on it and will cause the following restrictions to apply:

  • Examination results will be withheld.

  • Access to transcripts, statements of result, registration letters etc. will be withheld.     

  • Continuing students will not be permitted to register for subsequent academic sessions.

  • Students will not be permitted to graduate until outstanding debt (including fines, where applicable) has been cleared in full.

  • Students will not receive information about conferring, or be conferred, until their fees are paid in full.

A “hold” on a student record will only be removed when all outstanding fees have been paid.

Payments may be made on-line at http://www.wit.ie/fees     

Advice     

It is important that students maintain their accounts in good order and make payments when due. Billing reminders will normally be issued but it is the obligation of the student to ensure timely payment of fees. Students have live access to their accounts at all times.               

It is advisable to clear your account by the end of the academic year at the latest in order to avoid difficulties with continuance, graduation and access to results etc.

Please contact [email protected] if you have a fee query.

The Fees & Grants Office is located within the Finance Office on the 1st floor of the Tourism & Leisure Building on the Cork Road Campus and operates on an appointment only basis given the current unprecedented times that Covid-19 has brought about.

All fees & grants queries can be dealt with by e-mail or phone.  Please note however that e-mails may be responded to quicker as staff are working remotely and there may be a delay in responding via phone.  Please contact the Fees & Grants Office via the following:

Grant queries:  

e-mail: [email protected]

Tel: 051-302088

Fee queries:

e-mail: [email protected]

Tel: 051-302867

Additional telephone numbers include:

051-845692

051-302048

Should a student require to meet with a member of the Fees & Grants Office, an appointment must be made by e-mailing [email protected] detailing the query and we will endeavour to meet your needs as best we can.

Contact details

Regina Lawlor-Uddin

Tel: 051 302867

Email: [email protected]

 

Caroline Sheridan

Tel: 051 302088

Email: [email protected]

 

Suzanne Kiely

Tel: 051 845692

Email: [email protected]

 

Marie Cummins

Tel: 051 302048

Email: [email protected]