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When Do I Pay My Fees?

When Do I Pay My Fees?

Fees are to be paid online the day you register. See below for more information on the fee payment process.

Undergraduate Fee Payment Dates 2023/24

EU Undergraduate Students:

You may pay fees all at once or in two instalments as per dates below: 

The Student Contribution Charge for 2023/24 is: €3,000. 

The Capitation Fee for 2023/24 is: €138. 

  Ongoing Students 2023 New Entrants
Capitation Fee: Must be paid in full at registration - Payable by all students (including SUSI recipients): €138 €138
Student Contribution Fee:  (Can be paid in 2 instalments*) €3,000 €3,000
Total Capitation and Student Contribution: €3,138 €3,138
 
*If you are paying in 2 instalments:     
Registration Amount Payable:  €1,638 €1,638
January Instalment:  €1,500 €1,500

 Undergraduates starting in September 2023:

Student Type  What is Due?  Deadline for Payment
Undergraduate students eligible for free tuition fees (FFI)  Student Contribution and Capitation Fee

First Instalment (€1,638) during registration process.

Remaining balance on or before 31 January.

Undergraduate students eligible for HALF tuition fees.  Half the tuition fee plus Student Contribution and Capitation Fee.

First instalment (€1,638) plus half tuition fees during registration process. 

Remaining balance on or before 31 January.

Undergraduate students not eligible for free tuition fees (FFI) (EU). Full EU Tuition fee plus Student Contribution and Capitation Fee

First Instalment (€1,638) plus 50% of the tuition fees during registration process.

Remaining balance on or before 31 January.

Repeating a full Academic year.  Student Contribution, Capitation Fee and full tuition fee

First Instalment (€1,638 plus half tuition fee).

Remaining balance on or before 31 January. 

Repeating less than full programme credits.  Half programme repeat fee plus Student Contribution (as per amount of credits to be repeated) and Capitation Fee. 

First instalment (€138 plus half tuition fees plus half Student Contribution) during registration process. 

Remaining balance on or before 31 January.

Incoming Undergraduates awaiting approval of a SUSI grant application 

Information for awarded SUSI Students - when and how much to pay.

Student Capitation Fee

€138 to be paid during online registration process.

(If you are not successful in your SUSI application, you will be liable for Student Contribution and in some cases Tuition fees)

NOTE: If you make changes to your registration after making a payment then the total amount due and the amount of subsequent instalments may change. 

Non-EU Undergraduate Students:

Student Type  What is Due?  Deadline for Payment
1st Year Non-EU Undergraduates  Full Non-EU tuition Fee 

First instalment (half tuition fees) prior to registration.

Remaining balance on or before 31 January.

Ongoing Non-EU undergraduates  Full Non-EU tuition Fee 

First instalment (half tuition fees) during the online registration process. 

Remaining balance on or before 31 January. 

 

Postgraduate Fee Payment Dates 2023/24

POSTGRADUATE At Registration Before 31 January
Self-Funded EU / Non EU 50% Payable. 2nd instalment (50%) payable on or before 31 January.
Department Funded Select Funding at Registration, you will receive an email to your student umail account with instructions on how to upload your proof of funding. Please see "Is your Department Paying your Fees" notes below.
Employer Funded / Private Company Funded Select Funding at Registration, you will receive an email to your student umail account with instructions on how to upload your proof of funding. Please see "Is your Employer Paying your Fees" notes below.
SUSI Award - Pending or Refused 50% Payable. 2nd instalment (50%) payable on or before 31 January.
SUSI Award - If you are awarded €4,000 contribution Pay 50% of tuition less €2,000. Pay 50% of tuition less €2,000.
SUSI Award - If you are awarded maximum amount (€6,270), but your tuition is more than €6,270, the excess is payable by the student Pay 50% of excess. Pay 50% of excess.

Notes:

  • At Registration step Payment of Fees - select Option 3 
  • If you have been awarded a full SUSI grant (received confirmation from SUSI that they will pay your fees to a maximum of €6,270) and if your course fee is less than €6,270, please select Option 3 and input your SUSI number.  At the following payment step, leave the payment field blank and select next step to progress.  

Is your department paying your fees?

Select Funding at Registration process & ensure the F1 form is completed on your behalf  

You will receive an email to your Student umail account with instructions on how to upload your proof of funding. 

Move to the next option by selecting proceed

Is your employer paying your fees?

Your employer can pay directly to our bank account by EFT (please ensure your student number is quoted in the reference for the wire transfer) OR you can pay yourself and claim it back from your employer.  

If you require an invoice for your employer, please upload a letter from your employer on company headed paper. This letter needs to confirm the % of funding (for the academic year) and the billing details (Name, contact number, address and email address). 

All communications with regards to fees will be sent to UCC student umail addresses only.

Students will be able to access a financial statement online to check their balance and transactions here

What Happens If I Don't Pay My Fees On Time?

Undergraduates and Continuing Students: 

If you owe fees at the end of an academic year, it will affect the following: 

  • Admission to a new programme 
  • Conferring 
  • Access to registration for the next academic year 
  • Late payment charges will be applied to your account 
  • Final year students will not be allowed to graduate until all fees and charges, including fines, have been paid
  • Click here for UCC Debtor Policy

Postgraduates: 

  • Continuing students will not be progressed to the following year of their programme 
  • Final year students will not be permitted to graduate until full fees and fines, where applicable, have been paid

All student fees are required to be paid by the published dates. 

If you do not meet the payment dates, you may incur late payment charges as detailed in the Student Debtor Policy of the University. The conditions of the debtor policy are brought to your notice before you register and are binding once registration is confirmed. All students agree to the terms and conditions of the University when they register for their programme. 

For ongoing students: if fees have not been paid by registration, students will be denied access to Canvas and the services attached to their ID card may be de-activated e.g. access to Mardyke Arena and the Library. 

How can I get a block removed from my account? 

To get a hold removed from your account you must pay all your outstanding debt. 

How can I pay? 

Payment fee details are outlined here

Recommendations and advice 

  • Students must familiarize themselves with the University's regulations, which cover student fees, payment dates and registration procedures 
  • Check your fee account on the student portal regularly
  • Make payments when they are due
  • Clear your outstanding balance by the end of January to avoid future implications
  • Check your Umail messages as the Fees Office will communicate through official UCC email

If you are experiencing financial challenges contact your Student Adviser who can provide information on supports. It’s not possible for any funding received from the Student Assistance or Student Welfare funds to be used for the payment for fees. 

Information on Payment Plans

Information on payment plans is available here

Fees Office

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