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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. 

Future academic year course fees may be subject to change.

EU Undergraduate Students

Quick access to pay your fees: 

Undergraduate students

International (Non-EU) Students

Quick access to pay your fees:

International students (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

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
Student Fees Office
061 204312

Fees

Fees will be published for academic year 24/25 in the coming weeks.

Understanding Undergraduate Course Fees

Fees are broadly categorised as:

EU (paid by EU nationals with EU birth certificate or passport)

Non-EU (those who are residents outside the European Union)

Fees are comprised of three elements:

  • Tuition fees - €2,564
  • Student Contribution Charge - €3,000
  • College Levies – Varies per course

1. Tuition fee

This may be paid on your behalf by the Irish Government (HEA). It is not means tested and a brief synopsis of eligibility is listed here:

  • The student is attending a full time undergraduate course and the course is a minimum of two years duration.
  • The student has never been to third level College/ University before either here or anywhere else in the EU.
  • The student is an Irish national who has lived here for 3 of the past 5 years.
  • The student is a national of an EU state who has lived in the EU for 3 of the past 5 years.
  • The student has Official Irish Refugee status and has lived in the EU for 3 of the past 5 years. Visit the HEA website for full eligibility criteria.

2. Student contribution charge (SCC)

This is payable by you or if you are deemed eligible for a SUSI grant, Mary Immaculate College will invoice SUSI for your SCC. This SUSI grant is means tested and you can apply for this online. Visit the SUSI website for further information.

When completing your online registration with Mary Immaculate College you will be asked if you have applied for a grant and will be required to enter your SUSI application number.

3. Student Levies

Student levies vary per undergraduate course. Levies are payable by all students and are not covered by a SUSI grant or government funding. Please visit www.mic.ul.ie/fees for specific levies relating to your course.

Fees will be published for academic year 24/25 in the coming weeks.

Please note there may be an increase in Postgraduate course fees for academic year 24/25.

Course fees must be paid in advance of commencing your course.

  • Payment deadline of course fees for continuing Undergraduate students and all Postgraduate students is 15 September 2023.
  • Payment deadline of course fees for first year Undergraduate students is 22 September 2023.

Students may be eligible to pay fees in two instalments.

  • Payment deadline for first instalment of course fees for continuing Undergraduate students and all Postgraduate students: 15 September 2023
  • Payment deadline for first instalment of course fees for first year Undergraduate students: 22 September 2023
  • Payment deadline for second instalment of course fees is 15th January 2024

As part of the Budget 2024 cost of living measures, the Government has decided to make a once off contribution of €1,000 towards the student contribution paid by each Free Fees eligible student in academic year 2023/24.

This will reduce the amount payable by free fees eligible students to their institution from €3,000 to €2,000 in academic year 2023/24.

SUSI Students

Free Fees students who are eligible for a 50% student contribution grant from SUSI will benefit proportionally and receive a €500 reduction in the value of the student contribution they are due to pay (from €1,500 to €1,000).

Students eligible for a €500 student contribution grant from SUSI will benefit in full receiving a €1,000 credit (reducing their contribution from €2,500 to €1,500) in the value of the student contribution they are due to pay.

Students who are eligible for the 100% student contribution grant from SUSI will have the revised student contribution paid in full and are not therefore impacted by this measure.

MIC Fees Office are currently working on updating all eligible student accounts with the relevant adjustments.   Any overpayment on students account resulting from the adjustments, will be refunded in due course to card that made the payment.  If payment was made via EFT,  and you are expecting a refund, please update your bank details on your student portal.

Link for instructions on how to update IBAN on your Student Portal

If you have entered a payment plan agreement with MIC and you are deemed eligible for the €1,000 reduction in the Student Contribution Fee, a new payment plan will be issued shortly.

Please continue to check the Student Fees webpage and your student account frequently for any updates’

Link to budget updatehttps://www.gov.ie/Budget2024 

Guide for Students - Once Off Free Fee Student Contribution Funding

New Student Contribution Grant of €500

A new student contribution grant of €500 has been introduced for undergraduate students. To be eligible for this grant, the student must meet all eligibility criteria including the income criteria. The total household income for grant assessment purposes must fall within the thresholds below.

Further information can be found at New Applications for Academic Year 2023/24 | SUSI

Should you have any queries on your student account or on any of the above please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Fees Team at StudentFees@mic.ul.ie.

If you have previously studied at another third level institution prior to MIC, this may affect your eligibility for the HEA Free Fees Initiative.

To determine your eligibility for the HEA Free Fees Initiative, please advise the relevant institution to fill out the attached Declaration Form and return it to MIC Student Fees Office via email StudentFees@mic.ul.ie,  (a photograph will suffice).

Download MIC Student Fee Declaration Form.

You can claim tax relief on qualifying fees (including the student contribution fee) that you have paid for third level education courses. The qualifying fees must be paid for an approved course at an approved college.

Other charges and levies do not qualify for relief.

You may be the student, or you may pay the fees on the student's behalf. However, you can only claim the relief if you are the person who actually paid the fees.

The Revenue Commissioners allow a maximum claim per course, per person, per academic year. Also, each claim is subject to a single disregard amount in each tax year.

Please visit the Revenue Commissioners website for further information and application details.

 

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.

Budget 2024

As part of the Budget 2024 cost of living measures, the Government has decided to make a once off contribution of €1,000 towards the student contribution paid by each Free Fees eligible student in academic year 2023/24.

This will reduce the amount payable by free fees eligible students to their institution from €3,000 to €2,000 in academic year 2023/24.

SUSI Students

Free Fees students who are eligible for a 50% student contribution grant from SUSI will benefit proportionally and receive a €500 reduction in the value of the student contribution they are due to pay (from €1,500 to €1,000).

Students eligible for a €500 student contribution grant from SUSI will benefit in full receiving a €1,000 credit (reducing their contribution from €2,500 to €1,500) in the value of the student contribution they are due to pay.

Students who are eligible for the 100% student contribution grant from SUSI will have the revised student contribution paid in full and are not therefore impacted by this measure.

Guide for Students - Once Off Free Fee Student Contribution Funding

New Student Contribution Grant of €500 (As part of Fee Measures Budget 2023)

A new student contribution grant of €500 has been introduced for undergraduate students. To be eligible for this grant, the student must meet all eligibility criteria including the income criteria. The total household income for grant assessment purposes must fall within the thresholds below.

Further information can be found at New Applications for Academic Year 2023/24 | SUSI

Information for students in receipt of a SUSI grant.

A comprehensive source of information regards your grant can be found on www.susi.ie. Students should familiarise themselves with the information contained on the SUSI web pages.

    Undergraduate Students

    I am entering the College for the first time, how do I tell the College I have applied for a SUSI grant?

    Students will be invited as part of their online enrolment process to declare if they have applied for a SUSI grant. You will be asked to supply a valid SUSI application number. SUSI do not cover College Levies and you must pay these during your online enrolment process. SUSI will confirm your awarded grant with MIC in the coming weeks and your account will be updated accordingly.

    I have applied to SUSI but don’t know if my award has been successful or not, do I still have to pay the Student Contribution Fee?

    Students who supply a valid SUSI application number during their registration will be given a period of grace until the end of week four of term, for payment of the Student Contribution Fee (€3,000 subject to change). Students confirmed by SUSI by week four, are not liable for the amount awarded. Should SUSI have not confirmed to the College your award by week four, you are advised to pay the 1st instalment of course fees once your account is updated by MIC. SUSI do not cover College Levies and you must pay these during your online registration process.

    I got the SUSI grant last year, will the College know I am getting it again this year?

    Students are invited to complete online enrolment with the College each year. During this process you will be asked to confirm your SUSI application number. You will then be given the same period of grace until the end of week four for SUSI to confirm your grant. MIC will be confirming all student’s registration with SUSI once module registration is closed at the end of week 1 of each Semester. Once MIC receive validation of your award from SUSI, it will be applied to your account. SUSI do not cover College Levies and you must pay these during your online registration process.

    I am appealing my grant status with SUSI, do I still have to pay while under appeal?

    If you are in an appeal process with SUSI, you are advised to make payments towards your Student Contribution Fee. Should SUSI later grant your appeal, you will be refunded any overpayment made. You are advised to inform the Student Fees Office of any appeal process and a payment plan arrangement can be put in place until you receive your appeal decision. For further details please refer to Payment Plan Terms & Conditions on the MIC Fees Regulations. Students run the risk of having their examination results blocked if they haven’t entered into an arrangement with the Student Fees Office.

    What if I have already paid my fees and I am subsequently awarded a grant?

    Any refund due will be issued to you once MIC receive confirmation from SUSI of your award via a Validation file or a Reconciliation file.

    Who is eligible for a Compulsory Field Trip Grant?

    • Students qualifying for a maintenance grant
    • Students holding Back to Education allowance for a fee only grant
    • Tuition students qualifying for a fee only grant under the current year’s Student Grant Scheme for attendance on an approved undergraduate course in the state.
    • Postgraduate students on a special rate

    Postgraduate Students

    Your course fee liability will be generated in full. Once MIC receive validation of your award from SUSI, this value will be allocated to your account. You are advised to pay full course fees by the prescribed payment dates until the College has adjusted your Student Fee account with your award. Any overpayment will be refunded to you. Application for a SUSI grant may not cover acceptance fees. SUSI do not cover College Levies and you must pay these during your online registration process. You the student and MIC are required to disclose to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) all funding provided by the College or external bodies to students that have applied for a SUSI grant. Depending on the type of funding granted to students, SUSI may include it as reckonable income in their determination of SUSI grants.

    Mary Immaculate College has a range of initiatives for incoming students, to provide financial and academic support. 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 Scholarships & Awards.

    Contact

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

    Paying your fees

    Instructions for all payment options: Fee Payment Methods

    The preferred option is for students to pay online.

    EU Undergraduate Students - quick access to pay your fees:

    EU Postgraduate Students - quick access to pay your fees: 

    International (Non-EU) Students - quick access to pay your fees: 

    International students (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

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

    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.

    Course fees must be paid in advance of commencing your course.

    • Payment deadline of course fees for continuing Undergraduate students and all Postgraduate students is 15 September 2023.
    • Payment deadline of course fees for first year Undergraduate students is 22 September 2023.

    Students may be eligible to pay fees in two instalments.

    • Payment deadline for first instalment of course fees for continuing Undergraduate students and all Postgraduate students: 15 September 2023
    • Payment deadline for first instalment of course fees for first year Undergraduate students: 22 September 2023
    • Payment deadline for second instalment of course fees is 15th January 2024

    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. (Progression between semesters within the same academic session will not be prohibited).
    • 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

    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

      UK students will still be eligible for the EU fee rate. 

      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 and UK residency will continue to contribute towards fulfilling the ordinarily resident criteria of the scheme. 

      For the most up-to-date information on this topic, please visit the Government of Ireland’s website.

      Regulations & Registration

      Returning Students Registration

      Online Module Registration is the process whereby you confirm to the College which modules you are taking as part of your programme of study. Please note that payment of the Student Contribution Fee does not constitute module registration.

      Click here for Registration

      Compulsory Field Trips

      Students may be required as part of their studies to engage in a compulsory field trip. Students in receipt of a SUSI student grant this academic year may be eligible for a refund from SUSI of specific costs incurred on such a trip.

      How to apply for a Compulsory Field Trip Refund from SUSI?

      Step 1: Application for Refund of Compulsory Filed Trip Expenses

      MIC students do not complete step 1. MIC will complete step 1 of the application process to SUSI for a compulsory field trip refund on behalf of MIC students.

      Step 2: Application for Payment of Compulsory Field Trip Expenses

      From the SUSI website , you can download, complete and return the Application for Payment of Compulsory Trip Expenses to SUSI on return from your trip. 

      Please visit the SUSI website for more information.

      Contact Us

      Student Fees Office

      Should you have any queries please email the fees team at:

      The fees office is open during term time for face-to-face meetings, Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.

      During these hours, you can contact the fees team by phone on 061 204312.

      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 email ICTHelpdesk@mic.ul.ie.

       

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      • Overview
      • Fees
      • Grants
      • Paying your fees
      • EU / Non-EU Fee Assessment
      • Regulations & Registration
      • Compulsory Field Trips
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