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Frequently Asked Questions

Student Grants & Fees FAQs

  • How much are my fees?

    Fees are broken down in to two categories - Student Contribution Fee and Tuition Fee. Most Undergraduate students qualify for free Tuition fees under the HEA Free Fees Initiative (provided the student does not already hold a third level qualification and is not completing the same year of study for a second time). Further information on the Free Fees Initiative may be found here.

    The Student Contribution is €3,000 for Academic Year 2023-2024. Some courses also carry an additional fee e.g. Art Materials fee or Health and Safety fee.

  • I am a Flexible Learning Student - What fees apply to me?

    Flexible Learning have a separate Fees department. All information is available here

  • When do I need to pay fees for the academic year 2023/2024?

    EU students can pay in two instalments. The first instalment is due by 31 October 2023 and the second instalment is due by the 15 January 2024.

     

  • How do I pay my fees?

    Students can pay fees online as part of the online registration process. You will need a Laser/Credit card to pay your fees online.

    You can pay 100% of the fee online, or you can part-pay by entering the amount you wish to pay on the system.

     A receipt will be issued to your student email address. For further details on How to Pay your Fees please click here.
     

  • How/where do I apply for a Grant?

    SUSI are the awarding grants body in Ireland. If you are an incoming student OR a continuing student, you can make a grant application to SUSI. SUSI encourage all students to complete the eligibility reckoner here.

    Please Note: The College are unable to confirm your registration with SUSI until you have completed online registration.

  • I am awaiting a SUSI grant decision - Can I still register?

    You will be allowed to be temporary registered without paying fees but you must provide your SUSI application number when registering online. 

    If you have a Materials / Health & Safety fee, this will have to be paid upon registration, as it is not covered by SUSI. Please note: you will not be a fully registered student until your fees are paid in full. 

    This will give you until the 31 October to get a decision on your grant.  If you have not been awarded a grant by this date you will be required to either pay 50% of your fees or set up an agreed, signed instalment plan with the Grants & Fees Office.  Any surplus monies paid will be refunded once the SUSI Grant is awarded. A SUSI instalment plan may be downloaded here.

    Please Note: The College are unable to confirm your registration with SUSI until you have completed online registration.

  • I have been approved for a Maintenance Grant, how will it be paid?

    Students applying to SUSI will be paid their maintenance on a monthly basis (nine instalments) by electronic fund transfer from SUSI straight into their nominated bank account. Continued payment will be contingent on verification of your attendance at regular intervals throughout the year.  

    The Student Contribution/Tuition element of the fee grant will be paid directly to TUS on your behalf. 

  • What happens if I have already paid my fees and I am subsequently awarded a Grant?

    For a refund to be processed, you must input your bank details on your student portal.

    Please Note:

    • Bank Routing = BIC
    • Account Number = Full IBAN
  • I am an EU member can I qualify for a Grant?

    For details on Residency Criteria for the SUSI grant, please click here
     

  • How am I assessed as an EU or Non EU student for Fee purposes?

    If you have a query in relation to your status as an EU or NON-EU student, please contact the Admissions at admissions.midwest@tus.ie

  • If I have previous undergraduate 3rd level education, what documents do I need to complete?

    If you have previous undergraduate third level education you will need to complete a Prior Third Level form. To request this form, please email admissions.midwest@tus.ie

  • What happens if I don’t pay my fees on time?

    Non-Payment by 31st October:

    If a student has not paid 50% of their fees by the 31 October 2023 and is not in an approved Instalment Plan, a late payment fee charge of €50 will be applied to their student account. 

    Non-Payment by 15th January:

    If a student has not paid their fees in full by 15 January 2024 and is not in an approved Instalment Plan, the student will have their IT access removed.

    Continued Non-Payment:

    • Examination results will be withheld. 
    • Access to transcripts, statement of results, registration letters etc. will be withheld.
    • Continuing students will not be permitted to register for subsequent academic years.
    • Students will not be permitted to graduate until their outstanding debt has been cleared in full. 
  • Can TUS issue an invoice to my Company?

    Yes, TUS can issue an invoice to your company on the completion of a Sponsorship Agreement form by your employer. 

    Please download a completed Sponsorship Agreement form here. Once TUS have received the completed form, we will issue an invoice to your Employer. Please ensure you read the terms and conditions of the Sponsorship Agreement form.

  • Can I sit my semester two examinations if my fees have not been paid in full?

    Yes, you will be allowed to sit your examinations. However, your registration record will have a ‘hold’ placed on it and restrictions will be applied. 

  • If I have to repeat the year/modules, do I have to pay fees?

    Yes, the cost is based on the number of credits you have to repeat attend. Please click here for the Undergraduate Repeat & ACCS Students Schedule of Fees.

  • How can I get a hold removed from my account?

    To get a hold removed from your account you must pay your outstanding fees in full. Please be aware that there may be a delay of 1-2 working days for the hold to be removed. 

  • Can I claim tax relief on my fees?

    Please see Revenue online for details on tax relief.