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Fees & Payments

Who we are and what we do?

The Student Finance team work to ensure all elements of the students’ finance lifecycle are carried out effectively & on time. These include:

  • Billing
  • Sponsorship processing
  • Payment posting
  • Refund processing
  • Prize/award/hardship payments
  • Federal aid processing
  • Student finance advice

We’re happy to help where we can and we hold specialised clinics at peak times throughout the year. Student Finance are located within the Academic Registry in the Watts Building. Please be mindful that the TCD Calendar can be a great source of information.

Upon contacting us the first piece of information we require is your 8 digit student number so please have this to hand. All correspondence should be through academic.registry@tcd.ie with the subject line FAO Student Finance.We are a green team – we prefer soft copy documents only. Due to GDPR regulation if you wish to nominate a person to liaise on your behalf please email a request through to academic.registry@tcd.ie with the subject line FAO Student Finance.

What does the recent UK EU referendum mean for my fees?

Existing enrolled UK students who are currently obtaining EU fees and/or ‘Free Fees’ will continue to do so for the duration of their current course. This includes students who began a course in academic year 2018/19.

Student grant and tuition fee arrangements that are currently in place will continue to apply for those students entering higher education in the 2019/2020 academic year for the duration of their studies. The position will be reviewed in advance of the 2020/2021 academic year.

More information on Trinity College Dublin and Brexit can be found here.

EU/Non-EU Fee Status

This classification is made by the admissions team on application/entry to the university.
Please be advised your fee status will remain the same for the duration of your time attending the college.

Undergraduate

Students who are not EU nationals but have been resident in the EU or EEA countries (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, Switzerland) for three of the five years preceding admission may be eligible for EU fees.

The below principles are applied to determine EU status:

  • Student is ordinarily resident in the E.U. and who will have received full-time post primary education in the E.U. for three of the five years immediately preceding admission or;
  • Student is ordinarily resident in the E.U. and has worked full-time in the E.U. for three of the five years immediately preceding admission or;
  • Student has official refugee status, or has been granted humanitarian leave to remain in the State and who has been ordinarily resident in the E.U. for three of the five years immediately preceding admission.
  • Applications from children of the following are treated as EU applications:
  • EU government officials living abroad
  • Semi-state officials who are on assignment in countries outside the EU
  • Volunteer development workers
  • Certain EU officials as approved by the Department of Foreign Affairs
  • In certain circumstances students who have NOT been resident in an EU or EEA country for three of the five years preceding admission may also be classified as EU for tuition fee purposes if they can demonstrate they have completed 5 years education at primary or post-primary level in an EU or EEA country.

If required for admission purposes please find the EU/Non EU Status Form here - all other applications are considered to be non-EU applications.

Postgraduate

A PG EU application is one made by a person who fulfils one or more of the following criteria:

  • Ordinarily resident in the EU or EEA and who has received full-time further or higher education in the EU for three of the five years immediately preceding admission or;
  • Ordinarily resident in the EU or EEA and has worked full-time in the EU for three of the five years immediately preceding admission or;
  • Holds a passport from an EU State or EEA and has received full-time further or higher education in the EU for three of the five years immediately preceding admission.
  • Applications from children of the following are treated as EU applications:
  • EU government officials living abroad
  • Semi-state officials who are on assignment in countries outside the EU
  • Volunteer development workers
  • Certain EU officials as approved by the Department of Foreign Affairs

All other applications are considered to be non-EU applications. Students who have had periods of residence outside the EU are required to provide documentary evidence for their claim for EU fee status. This evidence must be presented with the application.

HEA or Free Fees Initiative (FFI)

EU students eligible for inclusion in the Irish Free Fees Initiative will be liable for the Student Contribution and the SLC (Student Levies & Charges).

In order to meet the nationality criteria of the Free Fees Initiative students must meet one of the following:

Students must be a national of

  • an EU Member State,
  • a state which is a contracting state to the EEA Agreement,
  • the Swiss Confederation

And also:

  1. Persons who have official refugee status in this State.
  2. Family members of a refugee  who are granted permission by the Minister for Justice and Law Reform to enter and reside in the State under Section 18 of the Refugee Act 1996
  3. Persons who have permission to remain in the State as a family member of a Union citizen under the provisions of the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2006 and 2008 and Directive 2004/38/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council
  4. Persons who have been granted Humanitarian Leave to Remain  in the State (prior to the Immigration Act 1999)
  5. Be a person in respect of whom the Minister for Justice and Law Reform has granted permission to remain following a determination NOT to make a deportation order under section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999.

You must also fulfil all of the following 3 course requirements:

  • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 years' duration.
  • You must be a first-time full-time undergraduate. (However, prior undergraduate qualifications may be taken into consideration where exemptions are provided to a student pursuing a higher undergraduate qualification, to a maximum of Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications.)
  • In general, you must not be repeating the year because of failing your exams or changing course. This exclusion may be waived if you repeat a year due to certified serious illness.

Students who acquire EEA citizenship up to 31st January in an academic year may be entitled to free tuition fees from the second half of the academic year.
Students who acquire EEA citizenship from 1st February may be entitled to free tuition fees from the commencement of the next academic year.
In order to be eligible under this ‘Change of Nationality’ clause students must have met all other criterion of the Free Fees Schemes, apart from nationality, at date of entry to their course of study.

 

SUSI

  • Apply to SUSI as early as possible https://susi.ie
  • Applications open from the end of April for the coming academic year.
  • EU full-time students can apply (new and continuing).
  • Renewal applications must be made each year by previous grant holders.
  • Prior to registering enter your SUSI W reference number on the portal under the My Finances tab. This will raise your SUSI sponsorship on your account within 24 hours. In the event your award differs from the standard €3,000 for undergraduates, or €2,000 for postgraduates we will require a soft copy of your award letter to academic.registry@tcd.ie with subject line ‘FAO Student Finance’.
  • If your SUSI reference number is not submitted you must pay required amount to register.
  • If subsequently awarded, submit award letter with refund request form to academic.registry@tcd.ie

Important points to note if you are awarded SUSI:

  • No hard copy award letters will be accepted from 2019/20.
  • If you are granted a medical or exceptional circumstances repeat by the university you must advise SUSI of this in your application to them. You may be eligible for SUSI funding.  
  • If you have accepted a place in another university and subsequently attend Trinity you must advise SUSI of this change so your grant can be awarded to the correct institution.
  • If you are going into year 5 of an integrated course SUSI will consider this as a postgraduate course and you must apply to SUSI as a postgraduate student.
  • If you are not eligible for HEA (FFI) tuition cover but have been granted a SUSI award you may be eligible for cover of both your tuition and student contribution or a portion of both.
  • If you have a particular query that TCD Student Finance are dealing with and it requires contact with SUSI you will be required to submit a SUSI Third Party Authorisation Form (TPA).

Scottish Aid, Student Finance Northern Ireland & Student Loan Company

Prior to registering submit soft copy of award letter to academic.registry@tcd.ie.
No hard copy award letters will be accepted from academic year 2019/20.
If award letter not submitted you must pay required amount to register.

If subsequently awarded, submit award letter with refund request form to academic.registry@tcd.ie.

 

What Will My Fees Be?

Application Fees

Where applicable application fees are €55 and are non-refundable except in circumstances where the course is not going ahead and the student is not taking up an alternative course. Please be advised each course route requires an application fee be paid.

Deposits

Deposits are required to be paid by all postgraduate and Non-EU undergraduate students on accepting an offer. Your deposit payment will be deducted from your total fees due.

Annual Fees

Students are liable to pay Tuition fees and/or Student Contribution. Registered students are also liable to pay an SLC fee (Student Levies & Charges). This replaces the USI levy, Sports Centre levy & Graduation charge from 19/20 onwards. The SLC will be amended accordingly for students who have previously paid their graduation charge. Where sponsors elect to cover the SLC the full charge must be covered. No partial waivers are permitted.

SLC Rates

Rate 1: UG Degree, Doctorates, UG & PG Certificate/Diploma - €191.75
Rate 2: PGT Degree (part-time) - €225.50
Rate 3: PGT Degree (full-time) - €293.00
Rate 4: Visiting students’ rate - €158

NB An additional year required for example five year programmes, repeat year, extension of studies incur a rate 1 charge.

Ad-hoc Charges

  1. Late Payment Charge €212 if fees are overdue. 
  2. Readmission Charge €146 if permitted to be readmitted following removal from college due to non-payment of fees.
  3. Examination Charge €382 if going off books taking assessment. Must be paid when going off books.
  4. Early Thesis Submission Charge if permitted this is calculated on a case by case basis.
  5. Thesis Revision Charge  6 months €1,160  -  1 year Arts €1,853  -  1 year Science/Health €2,174

Full details on late payment & readmission charges can be found in the college calendar https://www.tcd.ie/calendar/

When Do I Pay My Fees?

Students can elect to pay all fees/charges upfront if they wish. 
All students are permitted to pay their fees in 2 instalments. If a student elects to do so they must pay the following prior to registration:

    • 100%   SLC
    • 50%      Tuition
    • 50%      Student Contribution (if applicable)

    September start date:              First instalment upon registration and no later than 1st October. Second instalment no later than 31st January.

    January start date:                   First instalment upon registration and no later than 31st January. Second instalment no later than 1st May.

    March start date:                      First instalment upon registration and no later than 31st March. Second instalment no later than 1st July.

Please note:

  • If a TCD approved sponsor is partially covering your fees, you are required to pay half of the remaining tuition/student contribution balance plus the SLC prior to registering.
  • Once your finances are up to date you must complete all remaining steps on your portal in order to complete registration. The most crucial element is to ensure you accept the T&Cs in order to be registered.
  • Reminder mails regarding outstanding debts are sent to your tcd.ie mailbox. It is your responsibility to check your mailbox regularly. Failure to receive or access your mails/portal will not be considered should a payment extension be requested or a penalty contested.
  • Publication of your examination results may be withheld if there are any outstanding charges on your account.

How Do I Pay My Fees?

1. Online through the my.tcd.ie portal.
2. TransferMate. International payments free of charge. Competitive foreign exchange rates.
3. EFT bank payments into Trinity No 7 Bank Account.

Payment Methods Explained

Online

  • Pay with your debit or credit card through the my.tcd.ie portal.
  • Deposits and applications must be paid using a single card.
  • Tuition and accommodation charges can be paid across multiple cards.

TransferMate

TransferMate is an easy to use intermediary for all payments. Where Transfermate has a local bank account you benefit:

  • No international wire fees. 
  • Pay in your local currency.
  • Competitive foreign exchange rates.
  • Use TransferMate receipts for visa purposes and immigration agencies.

https://www.transfermate.com

EFT

When all else fails pay into the No. 7 account:
Bank Name: Bank of Ireland
Branch Address: College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
Account Name: TCD No 7 Account
Account Number: 92771039
Sort Code: 900017
IBAN: IE03BOFI90001792771039
Swift Code: BOFIIE2D

Always use your 8 digit student number as reference.

Please note it can take up to 10 working days for EFT payments to be reflected on your ledger.  

Made a payment and omitted your student number?
Contact us!
Click the ASK AR button/email academic.registry@tcd.ie.
Subject line: 'FAO Student Finance: Payments Remittance Advice.
Provide the date, amount & bank remittance so we can identify it.

How Can My Sponsor Pay My Fees?

TCD Approved Sponsors

  • Approved Sponsors fill in this Sponsorship Form in advance of registration and submit to academic.registry@tcd.ie
  • This will be raised as sponsorship on your account and it will be reflected on your online bill.
  • If you have supplied your sponsorship form and your bill doesn’t display it then your bill may need to be re-generated.
  • Please contact us to do this. Click the ASK AR button/email academic.registry@tcd.ie with subject line “FAO Student Finance”.

Private Employer

  • Your employer can pay on your behalf via EFT into the Trinity No 7 Bank Account prior to your registration.
  • Details for EFT payments can be found above under the ‘How do I pay my fees’ tab.
  • Bills cannot be issued to employers however statements can be printed by you through your TCD portal.

NB All sponsored students will be required to pay their application and deposit charges themselves. A refund (if applicable) will be processed once your sponsor has paid.

How Can My Department/Research Principal Investigator Pay My Fees?

Submit a stamped and signed copy of this department/research funding form to academic.registry@tcd.ie with subject line “FAO Student Finance”.

The form must be signed and stamped by an authorised approver.

No hard copies will be accepted.
The department or research body approving the funding are to retain the original document.

NB A new form is required for each academic year.

How to read your Financial Statement on the Portal

How to read your Financial Statement on the Portal

Credits or payments made to your account will show as negative values, for e.g. -€1,628. Charges or fees will show as positive values for e.g. €3000.

Your fees will show as ‘pending transactions’ on your financial statement until 1st October. After 1st October these will move to the ‘list of all transactions’ section and your payments will be allocated against your fees. Your outstanding debt or credit will show in the ‘total’ line.

Your financial statement will change as new charges (e.g. accommodation) and payments are posted to your ledger.  Receipts can be printed off from the Financial Statement by clicking View details.

Refunds

Online Refunds

    • You made a card payment via the online portal and you wish to request a refund.
    • Please fill out this refund request form and submit a soft copy to academic.registry@tcd.ie with subject line ‘FAO Student Finance’.
    • Once your request has been processed card refunds can take up to 5 working days to be reach the account from which the payment was made.
    • Online payments can only be rebated to the card used to pay within 6 months of the payment. If more than 6 months has passed you are required to follow the EFT refund instructions.

EFT Refunds

    • You made a payment via EFT and you wish to request a refund.
    • Please fill out this refund request form and submit a soft copy to academic.registry@tcd.ie with subject line FAO Student Finance.

NB If you are locked out of your portal please contact asksusu@tcd.ie to request access.


Refund of Fees Policy

Can I get a refund of my fees if I have registered and subsequently decide to withdraw?

Withdrawals/off books requests for both undergraduates and postgraduates must be processed through the correct college channels, please see our student cases page for more information. Cut-off dates for these requests to be processed and their fee refund implications can be found below.

EU new entrant undergraduate students can get a refund of their fees (less a fee of €212) up until 31st October if they decide to withdraw.

Non-EU new entrant undergraduate students can get a refund of their fees (less their deposit and a fee of €212) up until 31st October if they decide to withdraw.

All other continuing students are ineligible for a refund of their first instalment if they decide to withdraw or go off books after registering. The second instalment if already paid is refundable. Withdrawals/Off Books requests for both UG & PG must be processed through the correct college channels, please see our student cases page for more information.

Can I get a refund of my fees if I have not yet registered and decide not to attend?

Any deposit paid is non-refundable and non-transferable. However any payment over the value of your deposit is refundable.Refund decisions where conditions are not met (visa requirements, academic requirements etc.) are assessed by the admissions office. If you decide to defer, your deposit will be retained to preserve your spot.

TCD Foundation and Non-Foundation Scholars

Registration form:
Are you a TCD Scholar intending to use your scholarship for tuition fees and/or student contribution? Complete this Scholars Registration form. Submit to academic.registry@tcd.ie with subject line ‘FAO Student Finance’ in soft copy 4 weeks prior to registration. The details provided on this form will be used to raise the appropriate sponsorship on your account enabling you to register.

Emoluments:
At the end October emolument forms will be emailed to scholars and must be returned by the date detailed on the form in order to avail of your privileges. Your schols payments are scheduled over the year as below:

  • Cash in Lieu of accommodation €738.33 three times a year on last day of December, March and June.
  • Cash in Lieu of commons €62.50 four times a year on last day of December, March, June and September.
  • Salary of €250 once a year on the last day of December.
  • Waiters’ payment of €100 once a year on the last day of December.

If the student is claiming cash in lieu of commons they must give a valid reason to the Dean at the start of the academic year.

Full details on Scholars entitlements can be found here:
https://www.tcd.ie/calendar/undergraduate-studies/foundation-and-non-foundation-scholarships.pdf

 

Foreign Aid

Federal Aid

Details for applying for federal aid can be found here.

Queries should be sent through the ASK AR button in your my.tcd.ie portal or academic.registry@tcd.ie with subject line “FAO Fees: Federal Aid”.

1098-t Forms

The Academic Registry do not fill in 1098t Tax Return Forms however we can supply you with a letter detailing your attendance and fee payments for the required years.

Requests should be sent through the ASK AR button in your my.tcd.ie portal or academic.registry@tcd.ie with subject line “FAO Fees: 1098t Forms”.

Canadian Loan Forms/Tax Forms

The Academic Registry can fill out these forms.

Requests should be sent through the ASK AR button in your my.tcd.ie portal or academic.registry@tcd.ie with subject line “FAO Fees: Canadian Loans”.

FAQs

Accommodation Queries

Student Finance upload accommodation charges & credits to your ledger in order for you to make payment. Any queries relating to the intricacies of your charges should be directed to the accommodations office.

Child of Staff/Member of Staff Fee Remission

All enquiries should be made to Human Resources by phone +353 (0)1 896 3333, or email hr@tcd.ie.

Visa Letters

Please note we provide letters for visa requirements which will detail the student’s current financial status. Requests should be sent to academic.registry@tcd.ie.

Forms

Departmental/Research funding form(593KB)

TCD Approved Sponsor form (669KB)

Refund request form(361KB)

Scholars Registration form(669KB)

Scholars Emolument Form – upon request(669KB)

FRS1 (577KB)

FRS2 (157KB)

US Federal Loan Guidelines (876KB)