Fees and Grants

Here you will find information about fees & grants for students wishing to study full-time on campus, part-time, online and for international students.

Undergraduate full-time students

Student Contribution Fee – the student contribution fee is €3000 per academic year. On registration, students have the option to pay in two instalments.

Tuition Fee – the Department of Education pays tuition fees for all full-time students who are citizens of a Member State of the EU and who meet the residency requirements. Most full-time undergraduate students will be covered by the Free Fees Initiative scheme for their tuition fee.

Students undertaking a second undergraduate programme, students studying by ACCS mode and students taking a year of a programme for a second time (i.e. repeating a year/level) may be liable for tuition fees in addition to the €3000 student contribution fee of;

  • Higher Certificate (Level 6) €250
  • Ordinary Degree (Level 7) €250
  • Honours Degree (Level 8) €819
  • Engineering (Level 8) €1450
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For more information on fees and grants, go to:

Undergraduate Students from Northern Ireland & Great Britain

Students from Northern Ireland or Great Britain do not have to pay tuition fees to study in the Republic of Ireland.

They pay the €3000 student contribution fee.

A Student Contribution Loan can be secured to cover this cost in the UK through the Student Loans Company.

Useful links:

Grants

Third Level Student Grants

Students can make a grant application online to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI).

Student grants are divided into maintenance grants, fee grants and the postgraduate contributions.

SUSI opens their online application in April and it closes in November.

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Useful links:

Part-time/ACCS/Repeat Students

 The relevant full-time fee is adjusted pro-rata and students are charged on a per-credit basis. The Registration fee is also calculated pro rata on a per credit basis. Repeat Attending students – If you intend to repeat attend one or more subjects, you will need to:

  • Contact your Head of Department to obtain permission to repeat attend.
  • Fill in the Repeat Attend Form.
  • Call in to the Admissions Office with your repeat registration form to register. Fees are payable by 30th September.

Online Students

Understanding fees and funding options is a key part in the decision-making process, when choosing to return or progress to an online programme. Payments options include Payment per Semester, in-full or by instalment. Fees must be paid in full prior to the course commencing each Semester. Options include:

  • Self-funding – students opt to pay fees directly to IT Sligo. Once accepted onto a course, a deposit of €250 is required to secure the place.
  • Employer part/fully-funded – an Employer may assist in partly or fully funding the programme.
  • Springboard funded – a government funded programme providing fully or partially funded places on 1-year part-time programmes. Springboard funded programmes are announced annually.
  • Skillnet-funded – many online programmes may be eligible for funding through the wide range of Skillnet groups throughout the country. Please see Skillnet Ireland for further details.

For specific fees for each online programme, please visit the programme website page.

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International Students

Full-Time Tuition Fees for new IT Sligo non-EU students from 2022/23 are as follows:

  • Undergraduate: €10,500 per academic year 
  • Postgraduate: €12,000 per academic year

For more information about Non-EU Tuition Fees including payment methods and scholarships please visit the International Office

Tax Relief on Fees If you do not qualify for free fees you may be entitled to tax relief. Information may be obtained from Revenue. The tax relief applies to both undergraduate and postgraduate course fees.

IT Sligo students

Payment Deadlines for full-time students

Please note we do NOT accept Cash/Cheques.

IMPORTANT DATES:

OCTOBER – The first Instalment payment is due by 31 October.

JANUARY – The second instalment payment is due by 31 January 2023.

Students who have not paid at least 50% of their fees by 30 September 2022 will lose access to moodle and email, unless they set up an agreed, signed Instalment plan with the Grants & Fees Office.

IMPORTANT: Full-time undergraduate students who have applied for a Grant and have not received notification of eligibility for their grant from the awarding body by 30 September 2022 must either pay 50% of the fee owing to the Institute or set up an agreed, signed instalment plan.  Any surplus monies paid will be refunded to the student’s bank account once their full grant is received. 

Students who have not paid the second instalment by 31 January 2023 will lose access to moodle and email, unless they are on an agreed, signed instalment plan with the Grants & Fees Office.

IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE:

  • Non-receipt of a Fee Reminder letter/email/text by a student will not be accepted as a valid reason for non-payment of fees.
  • Students with outstanding fees for a prior academic year will lose access to enrolment records, examination results and academic transcripts.
  • Examination results will not be released to any student with outstanding fees. 
  • Students will not be permitted to register for the next academic session or graduate until their outstanding fees are paid in full

How to pay your fees – online payment with a debit/credit card

Access the Online Payment System

  • Enter Student ID and PIN
  • Select Student Services & Financial Aid
  • Select Pay outstanding Fees
  • Select academic year and Click on Submit
  • Select the Pay Now button and input the amount you need to pay
  • Press Submit

Ensure to enter the cardholder’s name, phone number and email address which is linked to the bank card for authentication purposes.

After logging in to your Student account, Select Personal Information if you wish to change your PIN or Security Question or update your address, phone number or email address or upload your image.

Under the Higher Education Free Fees Initiative (this scheme is currently under review), the State pays the tuition costs for eligible full-time, non-repeat undergraduate, EU/EEA/Swiss confederation students who:

  • Are first-time undergraduates.
  • Hold EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation nationality or official refugee status contact see here for details.
  • Have been ordinarily resident in an EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation member state for at least three of the last five years preceding their entry to an approved course.

Programme  Level  

Annual EU Tuition Fee Rate

Higher Certificate (Level 6)             

€250

Ordinary Degree (Level 7)      

€250

Honours Degree (Level 8)   

€819

Honours Degree – Engineering (Level 8) 

€1,450

Only students who are not eligible under the initiative are liable to pay full charges.

Students who are classified as non-EU students pay non-EU rates. See the table below for the fees schedule and information. 

Fees are set by the Department of Education and Skills.

 

The Student Contribution Charge for undergraduate students who qualify for ‘free fees’ is €3,000 in 2022/23.

If you are eligible under the Higher Education Free Fees initiative, you will have to pay the Student Contribution Charge.

If you are not eligible for this, you will have to pay the full programme rate, which includes the Student Contribution Charge and Student Tuition Charge.

Students have the option to pay the Student Contribution in two parts: at the start of semester one and at the start of semester two. Reductions for second and subsequent children take place via the Revenue.

For more information and a detailed breakdown of funding options for different enrolment routes please see the table below. 

 

New entrants to the Higher Education Grants Scheme will be managed through the Student Universal Support Ireland [SUSI] system, rather than through individual County Councils, Local Authorities or VECs. Some continuing students [pre-SUSI] will be managed by their existing grant authority. If you think you are eligible for a grant you should deal directly with SUSI via email or by phone – +353 818 888 777.

SUSI WEBSITE

SUSI FACEBOOK

SUSI TWITTER HELPDESK

If you are due a refund, please submit your Student ID to this link with Subject line: “Refund Form Request”. 

Please fill in the Repeat Attend Form

Please note: different repeat fee rates will apply for students on Non-EU tuition fees. 

Repeat fees table

Phase Duration

Trade

Phase

IT Sligo Apprentice Student Contribution

10/11 weeks

Toolmaking

Phase 4 & Phase 6

€1,000

10/11 weeks

Carpentry

Phase 4 & Phase 6

€1,000

10/11 weeks

Electrical

Phase 4 & Phase 6

€1,000

 

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Option 1:   

 100% on registration

Option 2:  

100% by 30 September (Term 1) or

100% by 31 January (Term 2)

Late Fee Payment Penalties

IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE:

  • Non-receipt of a Fee Reminder letter/email/text by a student will not be accepted as a valid reason for non-payment of fees.
  • Students with outstanding fees for a prior academic year will lose access to enrolment records, examination results and academic transcripts.
  • Examination results will not be released to any student with outstanding fees. 
  • Students will not be permitted to register for the next academic session or graduate until their outstanding fees are paid in full