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Withdrawing from a Course

Financial Implications

Full-time Undergraduate students who wish to withdraw from a course should familiarise themselves with the financial implications that may arise should they wish to return to college at a later stage.

 

  • Your college fees comprise of 2 main elements, the Student Contribution fees €3000 and the Tuition Fees.
  • For eligible students the tuition fees are paid directly to the college on our behalf by the HEA. In ordinary circumstances the HEA will only fund you for each semester once.
  • For eligible students SUSI fund the student contribution fees and similar to the HEA they will only fund you for each semester once.

 

The following summary shows the total fees for the year and the % of fees claimed from the HEA and due from the student after the Withdrawal / Deferral deadline dates.

 

Undergraduate
Fees Summary
Tuition Student
Contribution
USI
Levy
Total
Higher Certificate (Level 6) € 250 € 3,000 € 7 € 3,257
Ordinary Degree (Level 7) € 250 € 3,000 € 7 € 3,257
Other Degree (Level 8) € 819 € 3,000 € 7 € 3,826

Architecture / Engineering

Degree (Level 8)
€ 1,450 € 3,000 € 7 € 4,457

 

 

 

Full Time
Students

Withdrawn / Deferred
On or Before 31st October

Withdrawn / Deferred from
1st November to February 28th/29th

From
1st March
Student Contribution 0% 50% 100%
Tuition Fees 0% 50% 100%
USI Levy 0% 100% 100%
Refund Full refund less 15% Admin Fee Full Refund of Semester 2 Fees less 15% No Refund

 

 

 

Example: If a level 8 Business student withdraws on December 1st the college will claim 50% of their tuition fees (€409.50) from the HEA and the students fees are €1500. If this student changes course at a later date they may be liable for the tuition fees for Semester 1 as the HEA will not fund this portion a second time. If this student applies for a grant after changing course their fees may only be funded for Semester 2 of the new course. If they received a maintenance grant and received 3 payments before withdrawing they will only receive the remaining 6 payments when they change course. (Maintenance grants are paid in 9 monthly instalments).

 

 

Notifying the College of your Withdrawal or Deferral.

Students who wish to withdraw from their course must notify the admissions office as soon as possible. Email admissions@cit.ie or complete the withdrawal form and submit it to the admissions office.

Students who are deferring their course should complete the deferral form and submit it to the admissions office before October 31st. Only in exceptional circumstances will an application for a deferral be considered after this date.

 

Students who successfully complete a stage of their programme e.g. year 1 are automatically enrolled for year 2, therefore students who do not intend to return for the next stage of their programme must formally notify the college of their withdrawal.

 

Students who do not formally withdraw or defer continue to be enrolled on their course and the college will claim their full tuition fees for the year. Students may also have outstanding fees on their accounts which will affect their enrolment should they return to college at a later stage.

 

 

We would encourage students, staff and parents to contact to the fees office to discuss the financial implications of withdrawing from a course and possible options should the student wish to return to college at a later stage.