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Student Grants & Fees FAQ's

1. How much is the student contribution charge for the 2017/18 academic year?

The student contribution charge is €3,000 for the academic year 2017/18 which may be paid in two instalments. Please go to the following link for further information. http://www.lit.ie/GrantsandFees/Schedule.aspx

2.  When do I need to pay fees for the academic year 2017/18?

EU students can pay in 2 instalments:

  • Instalment 1 is due at the time of registration.
  • Instalment 2 is due by 15th January

3. How do I pay my Fees?

Students can pay fees online as part of the online process. You will need a Laser/Credit Card to pay your fees online.  A receipt will be issued to your student email address. There is a daily limit on some payment cards, please check with your bank prior to starting the Online Registration process to ensure you have a sufficient limit facility. Students can also call the Grants & Fees office at 061 293366 where payment can be taken over the phone by card.

4. How/where do I apply for a Grant?

First Time Grant Applicants: If you are an incoming student OR a continuing student you can make a grant application to the single grant authority SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland). For further information about entitlement to a SUSI grant, rates of grants and grants means testing please see http://www.studentfinance.ie

Students who are awarded Maintenance Grants will have the payments made to them directly by SUSI into the bank account designated by the student.

5. Do I need to submit my grant award letter to the grants office?

When you register online you will be asked whether you have applied for a SUSI grant and prompted to input your SUSI application number. Once you have been awarded your grant by SUSI a file will be sent to the grants officer in LIT to be verified, the file is then returned to SUSI. LIT will then issue an invoice to SUSI for student fees to be paid directly to LIT, once payment is received by LIT student accounts will then be updated to state a student is a fully registered student.

6. Can I register without paying fees if a decision on my Grant application has not yet been made?

Yes, you will be allowed to be temporary registered without paying fees but you must provide your SUSI application number when registering online. Please note you will not be a fully registered student till your fees are paid in full.

This will give you until the 31st of October to get a decision on your grant.  If you have not been awarded a grant by this date you will be required to pay 50% of your fees.

7. I have been approved for a Maintenance Grant, how will it be paid?

Students applying to SUSI will be paid their maintenance on a monthly basis (nine instalments) by electronic funds transfer from SUSI straight into your nominated bank account.   Continued payment will be contingent on verification of your attendance on the course at regular intervals throughout the year. The Student Contribution/tuition element of the fee grant will be paid directly to LIT on your behalf.

8. What happens if I have already paid my fees and I am subsequently awarded a Grant?

Any refund due to you will be repaid once LIT has received payment, in full from SUSI or any other relevant authority. In order for your refund to be processed you must complete a bank mandate form and submit it to the Grants office at LIT.  You can print this form from here.

9. Can I claim tax relief on my tuition fees?

Tax relief applies to full-time and part-time undergraduate/postgraduate students who are paying tuition fees.  Please note, that the undergraduate student contribution is not a tuition fee and therefore it is not tax deductible.  Revenues IT31 leaflet outlining the tax relief available for Third Level Education tuition fees paid by an individual is available on the Revenue website:
http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/it/leaflets/it31.html.

10. Can I claim Tax relief on Student Contribution?

Families with two or more children liable for the new student contribution will qualify for tax relief on payments arising from second and subsequent sibling liability. Please see Revenue Information Leaflet IT31 http://www.revenue.ie/revsearch/search.jsp

11. I am an EU member can I qualify for a Grant?

In order to qualify for a grant a student must be legally resident in Ireland for at least 3 of the 5 years up to the day before your approved course commences in an approved college. If you do not qualify at the beginning of your course, it is possible for you to meet this requirement during the course of your studies; reviewed at the beginning of an academic year.

Please see http://www.studentfinance.ie for further information.

12.  I am an EU Member living in Ireland can I qualify for a Grant?

EU Member State/ the EEA/ Swiss Residents. If you have been living in another EU Member State the EEA OR Switzerland for at least 3 of the last 5 years immediately before the date on which a year of study commences, you may be eligible for a grant for Student Contribution fees only. If you do not qualify at the beginning of your course, it is possible for you to meet this requirement during the course of your studies; reviewed at the beginning of an academic year. You will be required to provide photocopies of supporting documents such as income tax returns/ domestic bills showing your residency in that country.

Please see http://www.studentfinance.ie for further information.

13. How am I assessed as an EU or Non EU student for Fee purposes?

If you have a query in relation to your status as an EU or NON-EU student, please contact the Admissions Office on 061 293263 or admissions@lit.ie.

14. If I have previous undergraduate 3rd level education, what documents do I need to complete?

Your previous college will need to complete a Student Fee Declaration form.  To obtain this form, please email admissions@lit.ie to request one.

15. If I have to repeat the year/modules, do I have to pay fees?

Yes, the cost is based on the number of credits you have to repeat.  Please contact the Grants & Fees office for further information at 061 293366

16. What happens if I don’t pay my fees on time?

If a student has not paid 50% of their fees by the 31st of October a late payment fee of €50 will apply to the students account. If a student has not paid their fees in full by the 15th January a late payment fee of €100 will apply to the students account. If you owe fees at the end of an academic year, the following will apply.

  • Examination results will be withheld. 
  • Access to transcripts, statement of results, registration letters etc. will be withheld.
  • Continuing students will not be permitted to register for subsequent academic years.
  • Students will not be permitted to graduate until outstanding debt has been cleared in full. 
  • Students will not receive information about conferring, or be conferred until their fees are paid in full.

17.  Can I sit my semester two examinations if my fees have not been paid in full?

Yes, you will be allowed to sit your examinations however your registration record will have a ‘hold’ placed on it which will cause the following restrictions to apply:

  • Examination results will be withheld. 
  • Access to transcripts, statement of results, registration letters etc. will be withheld.
  • Continuing students will not be permitted to register for subsequent academic years.
  • Students will not be permitted to graduate until outstanding debt has been cleared in full. 
  • Students will not receive information about conferring, or be conferred until their fees are paid in full.

18. What happens if a hold is placed on my account?

When a hold is placed on your student record it may restrict your access to:

  • Examination Results
  • Transcripts
  • Registration
  • Conferring

19. How can I get a hold removed from my account?

To get a hold removed from your account you must pay all of your outstanding fees. If you pay online the hold will be removed by the next working day.

20.  Can I pay my fees on an instalment basis?

In exceptional circumstances, applications for payment by instalment may be considered. Please call into the Grants & Fees office in Moylish Park, Limerick to discuss instalment options.

21. If I am struggling to pay my fees on-line who do I contact?

Please contact the Grants & Fees Office on Tel: 061 293366 or email fees@lit.ie  alternatively you can call into the Fees Office, Moylish Park, Limerick.

22. Can LIT issue an invoice to my Company?

Yes, LIT can issue an invoice to your company on completion of a Sponsorship Agreement form by your employer. Please contact the Grants & Fees Office on Tel: 061 293366 or email fees@lit.ie for further information.

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