Undergraduate fees

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Undergraduate fees

Student Contribution

The Student Contribution Charge for the academic year 2017/2018 is €3000.  The Student Contribution Charge is an annual charge directed by the Higher Education Authority.  All third level undergraduate students are liable to pay this fee, unless they qualify for a SUSI grant.

Tuition Fees

Generally, first time undergraduate students pursuing a full time programme will qualify for free tuition fee funding, however, please refer to http://www.studentfinance.ie for full details of the “Free Fees Initiative” ( F.F.I ) scheme.  A student who qualifies for the F.F.I will be exempt from paying tuition fees to WIT. Those students who do not qualify for F.F.I. will be liable to pay all tuition fees depending on the programme they choose to complete.

Exemptions

Full time students should be aware that there will be no reduction in fee charges, in cases where exemptions of modules are granted to students.  Therefore any student who receives exemptions from the school will still be liable for full Student Contribution (and Tuition where applicable).  

WIT Student Card

This is a €15 charge to all first year students for the issue of a student card. This card is required for access to student facilities.  Where a student already holds a valid WIT Card from previous years a new card is not required.

Grants

All new grant applications for 2017/2018 must be made online to SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) through http://www.susi.ie or phone 0761 087874.  If approved, SUSI will pay the Student Contribution on behalf of the student directly to Waterford Institute of Technology. 

For students who have paid this fee in the interim, this will be refunded by the grants office.  For further information on Grants please log onto: http://www.susi.ie

Schedule of fees

Fee Categories Student Contribution Tuition Fees  (if applicable) Total Composite Fee Due

Undergraduate Higher Certificate

(Level 6) EU tuition fee

€3000

€250 €3250

Undergraduate Ordinary degree

(Level 7) EU tuition fee

€3000

 

€250 €3250

Undergraduate Engineering/Architecture &

 Music Honours Degree

(Level 8) EU tuition fee

€3000

€1450 €4450

Honours Degree

(Level 8) EU tuition fee 

€3000

€819 €3819

Pre. Reg Nursing Degree

(Level 8) EU tuition fee

€3000

€4106 €7106

Please Note:

Students who have already completed a first-time undergraduate degree or who have a postgraduate qualification are never entitled to further funding under the Initiative.

Further information on the “Free Fees Initiative” can be found on the following websites:

http://www.studentfinance.ie
http://www.citizensinformation.ie

Disclaimer

The information contained on this website is a simplification of the rules and it should not be taken as a formal expression of the regulations, as schemes may be changed by parties other than WIT.  In formation is correct at the time of print.

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 their registration for 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 fill out the top section of below form and send it to your previous College/University for them to complete the lower section.

Once it’s returned to you, you must submit it 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 cardc 
  • 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 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 been 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.

Please use this online self-assessment tool as a guide to your Fees.

On-line Self Assessment Facility  (coming soon)

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

Waterford Institute of Technology

Janet Syms 

 Tel: 051- 845692  

 Email: [email protected]

NON PAYMENT OF FEES

If you owe fees from a previous year, your 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 at the Cork Road Campus and operates within the following hours only:

Monday:              2.00pm – 4.00pm

Tuesday:              10.30am – 12.30pm

Wednesday:      10.30am – 12.30pm

Thursday:            2.00pm – 4.00pm

Friday:                  2.00pm – 4.00pm

 

Fees & Grants staff can be contacted by phone or email at all times, details listed below:

Janet Syms
Tel: 051 845692
Email: [email protected]

 

Denice Power
Tel: 051 302088
Email: [email protected]

 

Lorraine Quirke
Tel: 051 302867
Email: [email protected]

 

Marie Cummins
Tel: 051 302048
Email: [email protected]