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)

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)


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.

Undergraduate students eligible for 'free Tuition fees,' but not eligible for SUSI/Local Authority/ETB grants are liable for the Student Contribution charge and the Capitation fee, totalling €3,165. The Student Contribution Charge may be paid in full at registration, or if financial circumstances do not permit, two instalments, with the second to be paid in full by the 31st of January 2016. The Capitation Fee of €165 must be paid in the first instalment; i.e. First instalment = €165 + 50% of €3,000 = €1,665 and the balance of €1,500 to be paid in full by the 31st of January 2016.

All  previous degree holders are liable for the full Tuition fees, the Student Contribution charge and the Capitation Fee. The Tuition fees listed in the Fees Schedule are those applicable for the session 2015/2016: The total fee (Tuition, Student Contribution charge and Capitation fee) is payable in two equal instalments. Students who previously attended approved 3rd level programmes and didn’t complete the course, must contact the Fees Office to ascertain the fee payable.

Please note:  Payment Plans can only be availed of by EU Undergraduate and Postgraduate students only.

 Guidance notes and agreement form for Payment Plans (38kB)



To work out your Payment plan, click on the link below and enter the amount you need to pay.  

 Payment Plan calculator (15kB)






Students registering for the academic year 2015-16

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:

For any student who still has not fully paid their fees, including exam resit fees, for the academic year 2014-15, please read carefully before following 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 owed will show) 

Click on Proceed (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 2015-2016 (1,579kB)

  • 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.



For those students still on the Local Authority grant, please read the following;


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/SUSI 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


First 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, 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.

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