Refunds

Fee Refund Policy

 

The purpose of the policy is to set out clearly the conditions upon which refunds of such fees may be made including the amount, applicable dates, deductions and the process by which withdrawals from programmes are officially recorded.

  • Irish & EU Full-time and Part-time Students (excluding Springboard & HCI)
  • Irish & EU Full-time and Part-time Students on Springboard & HCI funded programmes
  • International Students (Non-EU)
  • SOLAS Apprentices
  • Autumn Repeat Fees
  • Programme & Module Deferrals

 

Official Withdrawal

 Students who are considering leaving their course at any stage during the year should discuss the matter fully with their Head of Department, Course Co-Ordinator or any member of the academic or Student services staff. Where a student decides to leave MTU they must officially notify the university as follows:

Cork Campuses: Students must complete the Online Withdrawal Form and submit it to the Admissions office.

Kerry Campuses: Students should contact the Admissions office directly. E-mail: admissions@ittralee.ie

Students must notify the university before the deadline dates below in order to be eligible for a refund.

 

Irish & EU Full-time & Part-time Students
(excluding Springboard & HCI programmes)

Refunds on Withdrawal from a Programme

Students will be liable for 10% of their full semester fees where they withdraw before 31st October (Semester 1) and 28th February (Semester 2). Students will be liable for 100% of their fees if they withdraw on or after March 1st each year. Full details are included in the table below:

Withdrawal Date                                     Refund
Withdrawal before Start of Semester 1 Full Refund
Withdrawal on or before 31st October 90% Refund of Semester 1 Fees
Withdrawal Before Start of Semester 2 Full Refund of Semester 2 Fees
Withdrawal on or before 28th February 90% Refund of Semester 2 Fees
Withdrawal on or after March 1st No Refund

 

Part-time courses with modules delivered in Semester 3 (May/June – August)

Withdrawal before Start of Semester 3 Full Refund of Semester 3 Fees
Withdrawal on or before 30th June 90% Refund of Semester 3 Fees
Withdrawal on or after July 1st No Refund

 

Exceptions

The following students will be reimbursed in full if they withdraw before October 31st

Students who have been awarded a SUSI grant.
Students awaiting SUSI grant approval (Copy of SUSI Tracker required)
Students funded by a 3rd party incl. Employers, Student Assistance Fund (SAF) or a Charity.

 

Students transferring to other Educational Institutions

For any CAO applicants, fees paid are refunded or transferred where a student subsequently takes up an offer from another Higher Education Institution or takes up an Apprenticeship or re-attends second level in the same academic year. No administrative charges apply. In such cases, the student must submit a letter from the other Institution confirming their enrolment.

 

Extenuating Circumstances

If there are extenuating circumstances, requests for refunds of fees will be reviewed by the Office of the Registrar on an individual basis.

Requests must be submitted in writing along with any supporting documentation to the Registrar’s office on your campus:

Cork Campuses: registrarCork@mtu.ie

Kerry Campuses: registrarsofficeKerry@mtu.ie

 

Programmes that do not Proceed

A full refund will be given to all applicants for courses which do not proceed.

 

Springboard & HCI Full-time & Part-time Students

Contribution to Fees

Successful Springboard applicants currently in employment are required to pay a 10% contribution towards their programme. 

Payment

The 10% fee applies to level 7, 8 and 9 courses only and must be paid in full when accepting your place on the Programme.

Refunds

Students should note that the 10% contribution is non-refundable except where students pay the online application fee to accept an offer, they then have 14 days (from the acceptance date) in which to withdraw and claim a full refund provided the programme has not commenced.

Programmes that do not Proceed

A full refund will be given to all applicants for programmes which do not proceed.

 

International (Non-EU) Students

Deposit on Acceptance

To accept a Conditional or Full Offer students must pay the required non-refundable deposit to secure their place on their chosen programme. Details of the deposit amount will be included in the applicants offer letter.

Exceptions to Refund of Deposit

Deposits will be refunded should a visa application be refused or where applicants fail to meet the conditions of their offer. Evidence must be submitted for a refund to be issued.

Balance of Tuition Fees

The non-refundable deposit will be deducted from the overall tuition fees. The balance of the tuition fees must be paid in full prior to registration in September. 

 

SOLAS Apprentices

Students will be liable for 10% of their term fees where they withdraw on or before 31st October (Term 1) 28th February (Term 2) or 31st May (Term 3). Students will be liable for 100% of their fees if they withdraw after the above dates.  Full details are included in the table below:

Withdrawal Date Refund
Withdrawal before Start of Term 1 Full Refund
Withdrawal on or before 31st October 90% Refund of Term 1 Fees
Withdrawal before Start of Term 2 Full Refund
Withdrawal on or before 28th February 90% Refund of Term 2 Fees
Withdrawal before Start of Term 3 Full Refund
Withdrawal on or before 31st May 90% Refund of Term 3 Fees

 


Autumn Repeat Fees
 

Autumn Repeat Exam Fees

To enroll for the Autumn repeat exams students must register online and pay the fee before a specified date.  Where students register after this date additional fees will apply.

Repeat Exam Fee Refunds

The fees for the Autumn repeat exams are Non-Refundable.


Programme & Module Deferrals

Where students defer their programme before the start of a semester any fees paid will be transferred to the next academic year unless a refund is specifically requested.

Where Students defer before 31st October (Semester 1) or 28th February (Semester 2) any fees paid will be transferred to the next academic year.

In all cases where students defer and request a refund the standard refund policy will apply.

 

 

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