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Fees, Charges & Grants

Overview

The Fees and Grants department are responsible for the administration of student fees and associated grants for all students within Mary Immaculate College.

    Quick access to pay your fees: 

    First and second year Undergraduate students and first year PME students, click here: www.register.mic.ul.ie

    Third and fourth year Undergraduate students, returning PME students and all Postgraduate students, click here: www.si.ul.ie

     

      We are a 'green' office and no longer accept cash or cheque payments. Payments made by cash or cheque will be returned to you.  

       

      Contact us

      Should you have any queries please email the fees team at 

      Fees queries: studentfees@mic.ul.ie

      Grants queries: studentgrants@mic.ul.ie

       

      Should you require a face-to-face call with a member of the fees team please send a request by email to the fees team (studentfees@mic.ul.ie) and the fees team will arrange a call on MS Teams.

      MS Teams is available to all students in Mary Immaculate College. If you have trouble accessing MS Teams please contact ICTHelpdesk@mic.ul.ie

       

      Free Fees Initiative Update

      Leaving Certificate 2020 students in receipt of uplifted places having sat the 2020 exams and waiver of the repeat period of study condition of the Free Fees Initiative in 21/22

      Cognisant of the leaving certificate 2020 process the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science is providing for an extension to the current Free Fees Initiative scheme. This extension applies to 20/21 free fees eligible students:

      • that started in year one of an undergraduate course in 20/21 based on 2020 calculated grades

       

      • the student subsequently receives an uplifted deferred place for the 21/22 academic year (based on the 2020 CAO application) having sat the 2020 Leaving Certificate examination

       

      • departs their original course and transfers to their new higher choice course of study in 2021/2022

      Free fees eligible students who transfer courses in 2021/2022, in the circumstances outlined above, will remain eligible for free fees for the second period of study.

       

      Contact
      Fees Office

      Grants

      Students apply for a grant through Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) and if they meet certain criteria, they may be eligible for full or partial financial support.

      Before applying at www.susi.ie, the body encourages students to review the criteria carefully.

      Scholarships & Awards

      Mary Immaculate College has a range of initiatives for incoming students, to provide financial and academic support. These include entrance and sports scholarships, and CAO concessions. Once students have been accepted to/are attending the College, there are bursaries and awards for undergraduates and postgraduates to provide financial and practical assistance and aid them in pursuing further study. Some schemes are specific to, and funded by, MIC while others are funded by the Irish Government and the EU.

      For further information please visit https://www.mic.ul.ie/study-at-mic/scholarships

      Contact

      If you have queries about grants, please email: studentgrants@mic.ul.ie

      Paying your fees

      The preferred option is for students to pay online.

       

      1st & 2nd year undergraduate & 1st year PME students pay here: www.register.mic.ul.ie

      3rd & 4th year undergraduate, returning PME students and all other Postgraduate students pay here: www.si.ul.ie

       

      International students pay here: https://mic.paytostudy.com/

       

      Cash or cheque payments are not accepted.

       

      Instructions for all payment options here: Fee Payment Methods.

       

      Regardless of whom the fee payer is, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to ensure fees are paid in accordance with MIC Fee Regulations.  

       

      • First instalment of course fees due for continuing Undergraduate students and all Postgraduate students: 03 September 2021
      • First instalment of course fees due for 1st year Undergraduate students: 24 September 2021
      • Second instalment of course fees due: 09 January 2022

      All fees due to the College must be paid by the prescribed payment dates. It is the responsibility of the student to familiarise themselves with the MIC Fee Regulations and payment dates in relation to student fees. Reminders will normally be issued but it is the obligation of each student to ensure timely payment of fees.  All registered students have access to their fee records and statements at all times in their student portal.

      Students who find themselves in financial difficulties in relation to fee payments should immediately contact the Fees Office who will advise them of the supports which may be available to them.

      Students with outstanding fees at the end of any semester will not receive their examination results nor be allowed access to register for the following;

      • Academic session.
      • Student ID Cards may be deactivated in the case of overdue fees.
      • Postgraduate Students in receipt of supervision may have access to that supervision suspended.
      • Students may not receive information regards conferring ceremonies and will not be allowed to graduate until all outstanding debts to the College have been cleared.

      For more information, please see the Student Handbook.

      EU / Non-EU Fee Assessment

      EU / Non-EU Fee Assessment

      If you are unsure of your fee status, our Fee Assessment Flowchart  provides a graphical guide of how eligibility is assessed for EU & Non-EU fees. Your use of the flowchart is not an application for EU fee assessment and it is not an assessment by the college of your eligibility for EU fees. 

      EU/Non-EU Status Assessments are conducted in MIC by the International Office. Should you require a fee status assessment or require further information please contact the International Office.

        Brexit

        As provided under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Common Travel Area (CTA), Irish students will continue to be able to study in the UK and British students will be able to study in Ireland.

        The below notes are for guidance purposes only. For the most up-to-date information on this topic, please visit the Government of Ireland’s website at: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/869e17-studying/

         

        Applications:

        For those wanting to study in Ireland, UK applicants should continue to use the Central Applications Office and where appropriate, the State Examinations Commission in the applications process.

         

        Fees:

        In terms of higher education, UK students will still be eligible for the same fee structures as Irish Students.

         

        Student Supports:

        Following the ‘Brexit’ amendment to Student Support Act 2011, the usual SUSI grant rules will continue to apply for UK and Irish students.

         

        For the Free Fees Initiative, once students meet all other criteria as set out in the Free Fees Initiative:

        • Students with UK nationality will continue to be eligible under the nationality criteria of the free fees scheme
        • UK residency will continue to contribute towards fulfilling the ordinarily resident criteria of the scheme.

         

        Erasmus+ 

        Erasmus mobilities to UK further and higher education institutions will no longer be possible.

        The government will also introduce a scheme to allow for the continued participation in Erasmus+ mobilities for eligible students of higher education institutions in Northern Ireland, on the basis of temporary registration at Irish higher education institutions.

        Regulations & Registration

        Covid-19 payment scheme for third level students

        Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD and Minister of State for Skills and Further Education Niall Collins TD have announced a €50 million once-off COVID-19 payment scheme for third level students.

        Government Press release: COVID-19 payment scheme for third level students. 

         

        Eligibility

        All full-time EU (European Union) undergraduate and postgraduate students, registered with the college on the 1st November 2020, are eligible for the payment in recognition of the significant upheaval they have experienced due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

        Under the plans communicated by Government on 19/11/2020:

        • Students that avail of Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) support will receive a €250 top-up in their grant.
        • Students that do not get SUSI will receive a credit on their student account of €250 which will be offset against current student fee debt or carried forward to the next academic year and offset against student fees.
        • In a small number of cases, alternative arrangements will be made for the payment of the monies to students.

         

        How do I claim the Covid-19 once-off payment?

        There is no requirement for you to apply for the payment nor to contact the college. 

        • Students that have been awarded SUSI will be dealt with directly by SUSI. As SUSI reject SUSI grant applications, the college will apply the €250 credit to student accounts on an ad-hoc basis. 

         

        • A credit of €250 has been applied to eligible student accounts. This credit has been offset against student fees owed. If student fees were paid in full for the current academic year, the credit will be carried forward and will be offset against student fees in the next academic year.

         

        • If you are eligible for the Covid-19 once off payment and none of the above situations apply to you, the college will contact you to arrange a refund. 

         

        • Overview
        • Fees
        • Grants
        • Paying your fees
        • EU / Non-EU Fee Assessment
        • Regulations & Registration
        • Covid-19 payment scheme for third level students