While studying at TCD
Student Finance welcomes you and wishes you every success in your studies this year. The following links will help answer the most frequently asked fee related questions; you may have during your time here at Trinity, Dublin College.
COVID and my fees
Will there be a reduction in fees for the upcoming year because certain teaching will be online?
As set out in the Return to Campus Guidelines, the College’s approach to the first phase of reopening has been deliberately cautious, and is based on the best available public health advice. The College is conscious of the need to strike a balance between securing the health and safety of our College community while also offering our students a more normal campus experience.
The Government has identified October the 22nd as the date when restrictions across society related to Covid-19 will be lifted. We will remove social distancing after that date which brings us up to Reading Week. When students return after Reading Week from November 1st onwards, all teaching spaces will operate at full capacity and Schools will use those rooms that have been allocated to them for teaching in semester 1. Details of changes will be available locally in your School.
For semester 2, things will fully return to normal, subject of course to prevailing public health guidelines after Christmas.
As academic provision is proceeding for the academic year 2021/22, albeit via alternative arrangements for part thereof, including hybrid teaching and learning, payments of fees will be required as normal in accordance with Regulations set out in the Chapter on College Charges of Part II of the Calendar of Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin. In person teaching plans are subject to public health advice in place at the time and may be subject to change.
If the University has to move to full online teaching and learning will I be entitled to a refund of fees?
If in accordance with public health advice or government guidance, a move to full online teaching and learning is required, academic provision will proceed for the academic year 2021/22. Such teaching will be via alternative arrangements including online teaching and learning and payments of fees will be required as normal in accordance with Regulations set out in the Chapter on College Charges of Part II of the Calendar of Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin.
In accordance with Regulation 19 of the Chapter on College Charges of Part II of the Calendar of Trinity College Dublin, the Board accepts no obligation to refund any fee, or any part of any fee, paid in respect of any exercise to be performed in the University. Refunds may only be made in the current academic year in accordance with Regulations 20 and 21 of the Chapter on College Charges of Part II of the Calendar of Trinity College Dublin.
Are Application Fees refundable?
All applicants who apply for direct entry to the College (i.e. not through the Central Applications Office) must pay a non-returnable application fee of €55 per course application. Application fees are non-refundable in accordance with Regulation 11 of the Chapter on College Charges of Part II of the Calendar of Trinity College Dublin.
Are Deposit fees refundable?
Any deposit paid is non-refundable and non-transferable. If you decide to defer, your deposit will be retained to reserve your place for the following year.
Is the Student Levies and Charges (SLC) Fee payable for 2021/22?
The SLC fee for 2021/22 is payable in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Chapter on College Charges of Part II of the Calendar of Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin.
The SLC Fee consists of the below charges and levies:
- Sports Centre charge. The sports charge is a development charge not an access/membership charge. As per the sport charge student referendum agreement, the only waivers in respect of the sports centre charge are for students of financial hardship and such waivers must be approved via the Senior Tutor’s Office.
- Student space and centre levy: Subject to public health advice, including social distancing requirements, the University will aim to make available student space areas to students. Students will be required to adhere to public health advice while using student spaces.
- Graduation fee: the graduation fee covers the cost of printing and issuing of parchments. Qualifications (i.e., Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates) will be awarded where a student is eligible to proceed with conferral. Furthermore, the graduation fee covers the cost of holding the graduation ceremony. The graduation fee will be payable whether in person graduation are carried out, which will be subject to public health advice and government guidelines in place at the time, or online graduation ceremonies are carried out. Regulations 89 and 90 of Part II of the Calendar of Trinity College Dublin provides the graduation fee is fully refundable to all students who become ineligible to proceed with conferral.
U.S.I membership fee (optional): This is an optional fee for U.S.I membership.