Student Money Matters

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Student Money Matters

EU students, regardless of age, are eligible for the Irish Government “Free Fees” scheme subject to certain conditions.
For more information visit studentfinance.ie.

All non-EU students are subject to fees.
For more information on fees for non-EU student visit our International section.
 

Student Contribution & Tuition Fee

Any student who enters third level education is liable for:

(a)        Student Contribution Fee and

(b)        Tuition Fee (should you not qualify for Free Fees)

Student Contribution

The Student Contribution Fee is a charge which is set annually by the Government and all third level students are liable to pay it. The Student Contribution fee for the academic year 2014/15 is €3,000.

The Student Contribution Fee is due to the Institute prior to or on the date of Registration. Any student who qualifies for a grant will not be liable to pay the Student Contribution fee, once they present their awarding body grant letter to the WIT Grants Administrator. 

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees are due to the Institute for all undergraduate students. The Higher Education Authority (HEA) operates “Free Tuition Fee” scheme and those students who qualify are exempt from paying the Institute Tuition Fees. 

WIT will claim Tuition Fees from the HEA on behalf of every student attending the Institute who qualifies for the "Free Tuition Fee" Scheme.

All other students who are not entitled to the "Free Tuition Fee" scheme will be personally liable for payment of the tuition fees which are due to the Institute prior to or on the date of registration.

For more information relating to tuition fee visit studentfinance.ie.

WIT Student Card

There is a €15 charge to all first year students for the issue of a WIT Student Card. This card is required for access to student facilities.

Contact Details

Should you have any queries in relation to their Fees, please contact the Student Finance Desk at the main Reception on the Cork Road Campus.  Alternatively, you may use the below contact details:

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Telephone: 051-302088 / 051-302867 / 051-304160 / 051-302048

New Grant Applications 

A new ONLINE ONLY grant applications system has being introduced.  All new applications will be made online to a single awarding authority, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) through studentfinance.ie. Following initial assessment of your application, if eligible; you will receive by post a provisional grant approval and a personalised list of the supporting documents you will need to return to complete your application. When you return all the necessary supporting documents, SUSI will process your application to award stage, subject to confirmation of your acceptance on an approved course.

*Once you receive confirmation that your on-line application has been accepted please submit your confirmation email/letter to the Student Finance Desk at the main reception WIT Cork Road Campus.

Please note that if your grant application has been processed by SUSI, then your grant payments will also be processed by SUSI and any queries in relation to your grant payments should be directed to SUSI.

Contact SUSI

Email:  [email protected]         Phone: 0761 087 874

Continuing Students

All Continuing Students will continue to liaise with their existing grant authority for the duration of their course/programme.  Please see the Grants section of the Student Finance website for more information regarding Grant applications, eligibility, rates etc.

Cost of Living for Students Renting Accommodation

Expense

Monthly Cost

Annual Cost (9 months)

Rent (national average)

€287

€2,583

Utilities (Electicity / bins etc)

€32

€288

Food

€165

€1,485

Travel

€80

€720

Books & Materials

€71

€639

Clothes / Medical

€40

€360

Mobile Phone

€30

€270

Miscellaneous

€128

€1,152

Total

€833

€7,497

 

Cost of Living for Students Living at Home

Expense

Monthly Cost

Annual Cost (9 months)

Contribution to household

€30

€270

Food

€65

€585

Travel

€80

€720

Books & Materials

€71

€639

Clothes / Medical

€40

€360

Mobile Phone

€30

€270

Miscellaneous

€128

€1,152

Total

€414

€3,726