Confirmation of Attendance

Undergraduate students who qualify for the HEA Free Fees Initiative (free tuition fees) need to confirm their attendance for the academic year 2022/23. 

An email will be sent to your umail account week commencing 20 February 2023 and all relevant students are asked to complete the process, using the link provided in the email.

Where students do not complete this process, UCC can only claim half (50%) tuition fees on your behalf, since you would not have indicated that you are attending for the full year. You will become liable for the remaining 50% which will be reflected on your fee account as an outstanding balance if you are still registered for Semester 2. 

If you receive the email and your circumstances have changed, please refer to the table below for guidance:

Query: What to do:
No longer attending UCC:

If you registered with UCC, but are no longer attending, and you receive an email asking you to complete the process then your account does not yet show you have withdrawn officially from UCC. Please complete this as follows: 

  • First year students: If you are a first year student and considering withdrawing, please book an appointment to speak with Nóirín Deady, first year experience coordinator or email 
  • Other students: Please follow the relevant procedure here
Deferring modules:

Students who are deferring some or all modules to the next academic year  

  • If you are completing some modules in semester 2, select  ‘Yes - attending in semester 2”.
  • If you have deferred all semester 2 modules, select ‘No - I am not attending semester 2”
On Erasmus or Placement: If you are on erasmus or on placementyou are registered in UCC for the year and you should select ‘Yes - attending in semester 2".  

 Under the HEA (Higher Education Authority) free fees initiative, tuition fees are paid by the Government where all relevant criteria are met.

UCC will claim the relevant tuition fee on your behalf from the HEA when the Confirmation of Attendance process has been completed. 

Additional information is available on the HEA Website.




Fees Office

Oifig na dTáillí

Fees Office, North Wing, Main Quadrangle, University College Cork