Frequently asked questions

Paying fees?

General Queries

How can I print a receipt for tax purposes?

  • Student fee receipts can be printed online via the student portal page.
  • Once on the MyStudentAdmin section, click on Fees, the last option shows Tax Certificates.
  • Enter the academic year required. For example for the academic year 2016/17, the year 2017 must be entered.
  • Receipts for 2016/17 and 2017/18 are only available at present.  If you require a receipt prior to 2016/17, please follow the instructions as per the screen.

Where is the Fees Office located/what are the opening hours?

  • 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.
  • Tuesday- Friday 9.30am -12.30pm.    
  • Find us on Facebook Email us: fees@ucc.ie  Tel: 021-4902365

I am going abroad on an Erasmus programme for the academic year 2018/19. Do I have to pay fees to UCC?

  • Yes you do.
  • You must register online and pay fees accordingly, as if you were attending UCC for the year.
  • This means you must pay the Capitation fee of €165 at least, and if you are liable for the Student Contribution fee of €3,000, or a portion of same, you must pay this fee also.
  • All fees must be paid by 31st January 2019. 

How do I confirm my attendance?

  • Students will receive an email in the middle of January 2019 to confirm their attendance for the second semester for the academic year 2018-2019. This process is completed by following the instructions below:
  • Open IT Services for Students
  • Click on My Student Admin
  • Enter your Student ID number and Student ID password. Click on Log In, Fees,
  • Confirm Attendance and follow the instructions

I would like to wire my fees. How can I do that?

  • Students who wish to wire their fees to UCC (pay by Credit Transfer) may use the details provided in the document below, to make the transfer.
  • Please include your student number as a reference on the payment, so that the payment can be easily credited to your Fees account, once it has been transferred to UCC's bank account.
  • Once the transfer has been made, please e-mail Úna Barrett and Máire Murphy at the following addresses, advising them of the payment:
  • ubarrett@ucc.ie  and maire.murphy@ucc.ie
  • Wire transfer Bank Account Details (172kB) 

I am a registered student with UCC and am presently experiencing financial difficulties and recently I have heard of the Student Assistance Fund. Can you tell me more about it?

  • The Student Assistance Fund provides financial assistance for full-time higher education students who are experiencing financial difficulties whilst attending college.
  • For full details on eligibilty and application please visit this website www.ucc.ie/en/studentbudget/saf/ 
  • In order to be eligible to apply for student assistance, you must be registered on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate course of not less than one year’s duration in a participating college. Unlike the maintenance grant schemes, you cannot be considered for Student Assistance prior to registering in a participating college.
  • Contact Details:

Student Assistance Fund Office

1st Floor

1-2 Brighton Villas

University College Cork 

Western Road, Cork 

What is the Staff Fee Concession Scheme?

  • 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 and 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: http://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/benefits/concession/ 

Can I apply to the Fees office for funding or scholarships?

  • Any applications for funding/scholarships etc must be made to the School/College within UCC offering the programme, the student wishes to study. Here are some useful links

What happens if I do not pay my fees during online registration?

  • You will be denied access to Blackboard immediately and you may not be able to use the online services within the library.

What can I do as I cannot access Blackboard?

  • Please log into MyStudentAdmin and ensure that you have paid your fees for the current year.

I cannot register for the new academic year. I'm getting a message that I have outstanding fees that must be paid. What can I do?

  • Log onto MyStudentAdmin
  • Enter your Student ID number and your password
  • Click on Fees
  • Click on Pay Outstanding Fees
  • Once you have paid your outstanding fees, the block will be removed from your account and you will be able to register.

Undergraduate Queries

What are fees for undergraduate students?

Fees are made up of three components: - Tuition, Student Contribution and Capitation fees. 

  • Tuition Fee.  Students entering 3rd level education for the first time are eligible for free tuition fees provided they satisfy the criteria for the Free Fees initiative.  The Higher Education Authority pays this fee on your behalf.  Students who have already attended a 3rd level institution for any period of time may be liable for the tuition fees.
  • Student Contribution Fee.   This is €3000 for all undergraduate programmes.  This is payable by all undergraduate students unless you are in receipt of a Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant.  For details on how to apply for a SUSI grant please refer to www.susi.ie
  • Capitation Fee.  The fee is €165 and is payable by all undergraduate students.  This fee covers membership of both the Mardyke Sports Arena and of the Union of Students of Ireland as well as costs associated with UCC Student’s Union Publications and Common Room.

I'm an undergraduate student and I do not qualify for a grant. When are my fees due and how much are they?

  • Your fee is €3165 (provided you meet the criteria of the free tuition fees initiative) and can be paid in two instalments.
  • The first instalment of €1665 must be paid during the online registration.
  • The 2nd instalment is €1500 and must be paid on or before the 31st January 2019.

I'm a 1st year student, I have applied/ I am in receipt of a SUSI grant for the coming academic year – what will I do when I am registering online?

  • Please ensure you enter your 13 digit SUSI number during the online registration procedure.
  • You will need to pay €165 during your online registration.

What happens if the payment of my 2nd instalment of fees is after the 31st January 2019?

  • You are liable for late fees if you are late paying the 2nd instalment of fees.
  • Students will be liable for a late fee of €200 for payments made after the 31st January and before the 28th February 2019.
  • Students will be liable for a further late fee of €150 for payments received after the 28th February 2019.
  • Please check the policy on Late Fees.

I'm a prospective undergraduate student coming from the United Kingdom. How much will my fees be in September 2018?

  • Provided the student will meet the eligibility criteria for the Free Fees initiative, s/he will be eligible for free tuition fees on registration in 2018 for the duration of their undergraduate course. 

I have previously attended a 3rd level institution. How will this affect my tuition fees?

  • Firstly, you should familiarise yourself with the Free Fees Initiative criteria.
  • Secondly, you will need to complete a Previous Attendance Form 2018/2019 and return to the Fees Office in UCC. 
  • You are liable for tuition fees if:-
  1. you have a degree
  2. completed a year or more in 3rd level during the past 5 years
  3. if you are repeating the year.
  4. If you have changed course.

I am repeating the 2018/2019 academic year. Will I be eligible for free tuition fees?

  • No, students repeating the year are not eligible for free tuition fees.

Can I pay my Capitation Fee in instalments?

  • No, the Capitation fee of €165 has to be paid in one instalment.

I'm going abroad on an Erasmus programme for the academic year 2018/19. Do I have to pay fees to UCC?

  • Yes, you do have to pay fees.
  • You must register online and pay fees accordingly, as if you were attending UCC for the year.
  • You are liable for €165 at registration if you are a SUSI grant holder.
  • If you are not a SUSI grant holder, you are liable for €1665 at registration and the 2nd instalment of €1500 is due on or before the 31st January 2019.

How do I confirm my attendance?

  • Students will receive an email in the middle of January 2019 to confirm their attendance for the second semester for the academic year.
  • This procedure can only be done from 1st February onwards.
  • This process is completed by following the instructions below:
  1. Log onto MyStudentAdmin
  2. Enter your Student ID number and your password
  3. Click on Fees
  4. Click on Confirm Attendance

I have paid my student contribution already and I have subsequently been awarded a grant? How do I get a refund of the payment made?

  • If you have already paid your student contribution fee and your capitation fee and you are subsequently awarded a grant, any refund due to you will be issued by the university once payment has been received from the funding body.

If I officially withdraw from my course, am I entitled to a refund?

  • All undergraduate students who have completed registration will be refunded the student contribution amount paid if s/he withdraws on or before Friday, 12th October 2018.
  • The capitation fee will not be refunded.

If I officially withdraw from UCC on or before the 12th October, how will this affect my eligibility for free tuition fees next year?

  • UCC will not claim any tuition fees on your behalf if you register and withdraw before the 12th October 2018.
  • You will be entitled to Free Tuition fees next year provided you satisfy all other criteria.

SUSI has awarded me a grant. How will this grant be paid to UCC?

  • SUSI pays the fees directly to UCC.
  • The student is not involved in this process.

I'm repeating my course in the academic year 2018/2019. How will I know how much my fees are to repeat? I will not be repeating the full 60 credits.

  • You are liable for the modules you have to repeat.
  • Fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis.
  • Please follow the link - Repeat Fee Calculator to determine your fee liability.

Postgraduate Queries

What are the fees for postgraduate students for the 2018/19 academic year?

When do I pay my fees?

  • You pay your fees as part of the online registration.
  • The 1st instalment (50% of the total fee) is due at registration.
  • The 2nd instalment is due on or before the 31st January.

I am a graduate student, can I apply to the Fees office for funding or scholarships?

  • Any applications for funding/scholarships etc. must be made to the School/College within UCC offering the programme, the student wishes to study.
  • Here are some useful links:

My tuition fees for my course are €10,500.  I am in receipt of funding to the value of €7,600 from my company.  When is the balance of my fees due? 

  • The balance of your fees is €2,900.
  • You should pay €1,450 on or before your registration.
  • The 2nd half - €1,450 - is due on or before the 31st January 2019. 

I am getting a grant from SUSI.  The SUSI grant will pay €6,270 towards by fees.  My fees are €6,835.  How and when will I pay the balance of my fees?  

  • The balance you need to pay is €565.
  • You can pay this in one instalment.
  • You can pay in two instalments if you wish and the 1st instalment of €283 has to be paid on or before you registration.

I have been awarded a €2,000 contribution from SUSI. Can I pay the balance of my fees in the 2nd instalment?

  • No, your first instalment is 50% of your total fee minus 1,000. This first instalment must be paid on or before registration.
  • The 2nd instalment is due on or before the 31st January 2019.

I am in receipt of Research Funding – what do I do?

  • There is an F1 form - F1 Postgraduate Support Fees Form 2018/2019 – for students in receipt of either department or research funding.
  • The F1 form should be completed by your supervisor/department. This will allow the Fees Office to charge fees against departmental or research code.
  • Department name and contact number should be included, in the event that there are any queries in relation to the form.
  • The instructions for completion of F1 form are available on the enclosed link.

I started a postgraduate masters but cannot continue and must withdraw. What is my fee liability?

  • If you withdraw from you course any time from the date of registration up to the 31st October, you are liable for €825.
  • If you withdraw between the 1st November and the 31st January, you are liable for 50% of your fees.
  • If you withdraw from the 1st February onwards you are liable for the fee for the academic year.

Do you still have a question?

If the information on this page has not provided you with an answer to your question please submit your question through the registered student form on ASK UCC.

Fees Office

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

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