Fees Office

Our mission is to provide an efficient, effective and professional financial service to all students, staff and stakeholders, with regard to the administration of student fees at University College Cork (UCC) 

The Fees Office is located on the first floor of the North Wing of the Main Quadrangle in  UCC.
Opening Hours:  Monday 10.30am-1.00pm,  2.00pm-5.00pm. Tuesday- Friday 9.00am -1.00pm,   2.00pm-5.00pm     
Find us on Facebook; Email us: fees@fin.ucc.ie; Tel: 021-4903929/2365

January 31st 2016 is the deadline for payment of the second half of fees for 2015-2016. Students should familiarise themselves with the implications of non-payment of fees, as outlined in the UCC Student Debtor Policy below.

Student Debtor Policy 2015-2016 (319kB)

Students who have not yet Confirmed Attendance, please note that you must do so by Friday, 11th of March.  In order to confirm attendance for the 2nd semester of the academic year, please follow the instructions below:


Open IT Services for Students

Click on My Student Admin

Enter your Student ID number and Portal@UCC password

Click on Log In, Fees, Confirm Attendance and follow the instructions.


University College Cork has introduced a Student Debtor Policy. Students must pay their fees by the notified dates. A late fee penalty applies in all cases where fees payable by the student are paid after the notified payment date. It is the responsibility of students to familiarise themselves with the the University's regulations, which cover student fees, payment dates and registration procedures. Liability for fees rests with the student for the duration of their course. Students with outstanding fees will not receive details of examinations or examination results, and will not be permitted to progress to the next year of their studies.

To view the policy in full please click here 

Student Debtor Policy 2015-2016 (319kB)

The Fees office kindly requests that you submit your appeal in writing and not by email. If you are appealing because of e.g. illness at the time of the payment deadline, include copies of medical certs etc.  Please include your student number, address and phone number in your correspondence and your letter can be posted to The Finance officer, North Wing, University College Cork or handed into the Fees office, or alternatively left in the Post box outside the office.


Late Payment Fees Appeal (238kB)




SUSI applicants/grant holders - Fees payable for 2015-16 


Paying fees when registering

For First Year Undergraduates only, if you have been awarded the full SUSI grant or you are still waiting on approval, pay the Capitation Fee of €165 on-line, and bring your documentation from SUSI to Registration Part 2.  Then a Student ID card can be issued to you.  If subsequently, you are deemed ineligible for a SUSI Grant, please pay €1,500 immediately, and the balance of €1,500 in full by the 31st of January 2016.

For Progressing Undergraduates, if you are still waiting for your grant to be renewed, then pay the first instalment of €165 online when registering.  If you have subsequently been declined the full grant, please pay the balance of the first instalment, €1,500 immediately and note that the second instalment must be paid on or before the 31st January 2016. 


For Postgraduates, if by the time of Registration Part 2, you have not been awarded a SUSI grant, pay half of your Tuition fee on-line and bring your documentation from SUSI to Registration.  For those who have been awarded a grant see instructions re paying fees in Registration email sent to you (Step 11. Fees Payment of 1st instalment), and bring your documentation from SUSI to Registration Part 2.  Please note the following:  Any outstanding fees that the student is liable for must be paid by the 31st January 2016.


Undergraduates:  How much must I pay?

Undergraduate students eligible for 'free fees' and the full SUSI grant are only liable for the Capitation fee of €165 (payable online when registering for the academic year)

Undergraduate students eligible for 'free fees' and a grant for 50% Student Contribution must pay €1,500 + €165 = €1,665 (€915 payable when registering online and the balance on or before the 31st January 2016)


Postgraduates: How much must I pay?


If the student is awarded the Postgraduate Fee Contribution, this means that SUSI will pay €2,000 toward the Total fee.  Therefore, the student is liable for the balance of the fee, half of which is payable when registering online for the academic year and the other half is payable on or before the 31st January 2016.

For a student awarded the grant for Postgraduate Tuition fees only, SUSI will pay fees up to a maximum of €6,720.  Therefore,  if the Total fee is more than this amount, the student will be liable for the balance, half of which is payable when registering online and the other half must be paid by 31st January 2016.


Note:  Only when the amounts payable, when registering at the beginning of the academic year are paid, can a Student card be issued.



Students registering for the academic year 2015-16

Students are expected to pay fees, or part of when registering online for the new academic year.

Instructions have been issued in your registration emails telling you how much, and how to pay fees online, as part of Registration Part 1.

If fees have not been paid by Registration Part 2, a student ID card cannot be issued.


How to pay fees online:

Please read carefully the instructions below;

Click on the MyStudentAdmin icon 

Enter your Student Number and your Password

Click on Fees

Click on Pay Outstanding Fees (the amount outstanding in your account will show) 

Click on Proceed to bring you to the payment screen

If the 'Amount due' is not the amount you intend paying at this point, change it here

Input Cardholder name

Click on Pay now.  Note: Before clicking on 'Pay now' please ensure that the amount showing is the amount you intend paying at this time

Enter your bank details here.


Please note that for some Debit card users, the most that the user may be allowed to pay per transaction is €1,500.  In that case, if the fee being paid is more than €1,500, then the payment process will have to be repeated until the fee is paid.



Paying by Credit Transfer:

For Students who wish to pay fees by Wire Transfer, click on the link below:

 Wire transfer Bank Account Details (172kB)


Please note that you must use the Student ID number given by the college as the Reference when paying.

‌‌The University accepts no obligation to refund any fee or part of any fee paid in respect of any course or service provided by the University. The University is authorised, however, to issue partial refunds to all students who withdraw in the current academic year as stated on the Fee Refund Policy.

Students remain liable for fees up to the date that they officially withdraw from the University. Before students make a final decision about withdrawing, they should contact Nóirín Deady, First Year Experience Coordinator - n.deady@ucc .  Nóirín will discuss all your options with you.
Fee Refund Policy 2015-16 (247kB)

Please complete one form per student, per year

F1 Postgraduate support fee form 2016-17 (1,620kB)

  • If F1 form is not completed in full, it will be returned to the department.
  • Please ensure you include a department name and contact number, should there be any queries in relation to the form.
  • Please note that the student in receipt of Research Funding must now also sign the F1 form.  The F1 form will be returned to the department if the student’s signature is not on the form.
  •  Please return completed form to Deirdre Daly, Fees Office, UCC (021) 4902954
  • Should you have any queries, please e-mail Deirdre.daly@ucc.ie

The University provides a Fee Concession Scheme for staff, the amount of which will vary depending on the full-time or part-time nature of the staff contract. The Scheme is limited to the fees payable in respect of two programmes of study, one at undergraduate & one at postgraduate level. 

For the list of appropriate forms, and FAQs please click on the following link, which will direct you to the HR website.



Scroll down to see if your third instalment maintenance cheque for 2015-16 has been received by the Fees office.


Local Authority Grant holders 

Current Local Authority grant holders must renew their grant with the relevant Local Authority

Students qualifying for a Higher Education Grant must produce official notification of the grant award from the local authority at registration. If you have not received your letter of award at the time of registration, you must submit it to the Fees Office as soon as you receive it from the Local Authority/ETB. Proof of application is not enough. For Undergraduates, if you hold a letter of award from your Local Authority/ETB when registering on-line, you need only pay the Capitation Fee of €165, as this fee is not covered by the Local Authority /ETB.

Maintenance Cheques (Higher Education Grant from Local Authority/ETB)

Maintenance cheques are generally received in three instalments, usually in mid October, January and April. The names of the Local Authority/ETBs from whom maintenance cheques have been received are posted daily on the Fees & Grants notice board in the Stone Corridor in the North Wing, on the Fees Office web site - www.ucc.ie/en/financeoffice/fees/news/ and on the Fees Office Facebook page - www.facebook.com/uccfeesoffice

Students are advised to check these regularly. When your Local Authority/ETB’s name appears you may call to the Fees & Grants Office bringing your current Student I.D. card to collect your cheque. Please note maintenance cheques will not be released under any circumstances without producing your Student I.D. card.

Since the Fees & Grants office is only involved in the distribution of maintenance cheques, any queries in relation to delays or amounts should be addressed to the relevant Local Authority/ETB. It is the responsibility of students to collect their maintenance cheques as soon as possible after being received in the Fees & Grants office.  Failure to collect cheques will result in your cheque being returned to the Local Authority /ETB which may result in the grant being discontinued.

Students eligible for grants from Cork County Council, Cork County ETB, Dublin City Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Fingal County Council or South Dublin County Council do not have to collect their grant cheques in person, from the Fees Office as they are lodged directly into the Student’s bank account.



See table below for Local Authority Maintenance grant cheques available for collection for the Academic Year: 2015-2016  


Please note that grant cheques will NOT be issued without:


1. Registration and Payment of appropriate Fees for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. This is €165, in the case of Undergraduate Students, and in relation to Postgraduate  Student, please refer to Point 4 below.

2. A valid Student ID Card.

3. Please note also: Information cannot be given out over the phone, in relation to individual grant cheques.

All students need to call in person to the Fees Office to collect their cheques. Alternatively you can contact your own Local Authority

to find out if your cheque has been issued.

4. Can Postgraduate Students who are in receipt of a Local Authority Grant, please ensure that the shortfall between

their Tuition Fee and the limit that a Local Authority will cover for Tuition Fees (€6,270 for 2015/2016), is paid immediately.

5. Can students please contact their particular Local Authority to find out the expected date of arrival of their cheques, as the Fees Office does not get notified of this, by the Local Authorities


Second Instalment Grant Cheques Currently Available for Collection for the Academic year, 2015-16






Cork City


Cork County

EFT-Check directly with Council    






Limerick City & County 





Tipperary County







Waterford City & County






(except Dublin)


















































Students going abroad on an Erasmus Programme must register online with UCC and pay fees.

The Capitation fee of €165 must be paid by all undergraduate students and if the student is also liable for the Student Contribution fee or a portion of this fee, these fees must be paid according to the terms of the Student Debtor Policy 2015-16.  All fees must be paid by 31st January 2016.

First year Home/EU undergraduate students beginning their studies in UCC in September, should click on the link regarding eligibility for 'free fees,' to find out if the state will pay the Tuition component of their fees.



Where a student has commenced, and completed or not completed a Third Level Course, they need to fill out the form below, and return to the Fees Office, in order that their eligibility for Free Tuition Fees can be assessed.

Previous attendance form 2015/16 (574kB)


Where a student needs to be assessed for determination of EU/Non-EU status, please download and fill the form below, and return to the Fees Office.

Fee Status application form 2015-16 (185kB)



Further information may be obtained from the Fees Office. Tel. 353 (0)21 4903929 / 4903932 / 4902365 or Email:fees@fin.ucc.ie

‌‌‌Payment plans are available at the beginning of the academic year for Home/EU Undergraduates and Postgraduates.

For a student registering to start in September,  a Payment plan enables the student to spread payments by paying fees in monthly instalments. 

For more information read the following:

To pay fees in instalments, the student needs to download, fill, sign the Payment plan form (262kB)and post or hand into the Fees office, North Wing, UCC.  Read the notes attached for more details, and before signing, please read the Payment plan Terms and Conditions (196kB)



Undergraduate Fees Schedule 2016-17 (298kB)

Undergraduates must pay the Capitation fee at least when registering and can then pay the remainder of their fees in instalments with a Payment plan. 

Therefore, having paid the Capitation fee (B) (See Fees Schedule above):

Students with EU fees status, liable for the Total fee (D), can get a plan for the Tuition fee (C) plus the Student Contribution fee (A) (See Fees Schedule above) 

Students qualifying for 'free fees' can get a plan for the Student Contribution fee (A) 

For both categories of students above, enter the fee balance after subtracting the Capitation fee from your fees payable into the Payment Plan calculator (15kB) and select which plan suits. (Note: Enter the amount into the 2nd category i.e. Undergraduate Plans to pay Tuition and Contribution fees)



Repeat Undergraduate Students

Repeat students pay fees according to the amount of credits they are repeating and can get a plan for the amount of the Tuition fee plus the Student Contribuiton fee they are liable for.  If you are a repeat student, to see how much you need to pay, download the Repeat Fee Calculator 2015-2016 (272kB) and open to see your fees payable.  Repeat fees include the Capitation fee, and the proportionate amount of Tuition and Student Contribution.  Pay the Capitation fee online initially, and work out and select your plan by using the Payment Plan calculator (15kB)




Postgraduates must make a minimum payment of €1,000 toward the Total fee payable. The student can then pay the remainder of the fees payable, in instalments, with a Payment plan.  Work out your plan by downloading Payment Plan calculator (15kB).  Simply subract 1,000 from your fees payable (See Fees Schedule above) and enter the remainder into the calculator, and select which plan suits.






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