Course Charges 2023/2024
Latest News 29th May 2023: All Courses Are Now Free
There is now no cost associated with making an application for a course.
A €50 registration cost (which is non-refundable) will be paid by the applicant at the point of acceptance of an offer of a place on a course.
In addition to the normal PLC registration fee, costs which up until now have been paid directly by a learner themselves for items such as uniforms, equipment or fees to external exam bodies will now be covered by City of Dublin ETB*.
* For our Culinary Arts and Beauty Therapy courses an additional refundable amount of €100 will be required to cover equipment costs for the year. This charge will be refunded to the student upon completion of the course.
All our programmes are funded under the National Development Plan and therefore there are no programme fees. However, students are liable for the payment of a college charge. This covers the costs of student services, all examination and certification fees and charges for membership of professional bodies where applicable.
Examination and Certification costs vary from programme to programme. Fees payable to professional bodies are subject to alteration or increase. These changes are outside of our control and students will be advised as soon as the information is available.
Non EU Nationals are charged fees as set by the Department of Education and Science (click here to view non EU charges) in addition to the programme charges.
Details are available from the college. Students are expected to bear the cost of their own textbooks and class materials.
In the PLC area charges are made for the following:
- Sports and Cultural Council,
- Personal Accident Insurance,
- Relevant Examination/ Examining Body Registration fee. Upon acceptance of an offer of a place applicants will receive a list of the charges relevant to the course for which they are applying.
- Personal equipment that may become the property of the student e.g. Tracksuits (Sports)
All PLC Applicants should note that they may be entitled to receive a PLC Maintenance Grant. Eligibility for such grants is means-tested by the ETB in which the Applicant resides and not by the College. The Maintenance Grant does not cover the costs of registration or examination fees. It is a Maintenance grant paid to eligible recipients on a monthly basis directly into their bank account. Information concerning PLC Maintenance Grants should be obtained from the local ETB of the applicant and not the college. VTOS candidates should note that in addition to receipt of Social Welfare Entitlements, there are no charges for books, or examination/ registration fees.
Applicants may also be eligible to receive a small travel and meal allowance. Eligibility to continue to receive social welfare payments whilst participating on a course of study at Coláiste Íde is determined by the Department of Social Community and Family Affairs and not the college.
Applicants returning to education under the Back to Education Allowance Scheme (BTEA) continue to receive their Social Welfare Entitlements from Department of Social Community and Family Affairs as usual but they must pay for their own books, examination/registration fees similar to the PLC applicant. On confirmation of their BTEA status from Department of Social Community and Family Affairs the students may receive meal and travel allowances.
If you hold a valid medical card you are eligible to have FETAC fees refunded. In order to have fees refunded you must present a copy of your medical card and a copy of your student ID to the Examinations Secretary, Ms. Jean FitzGerald. Fees will be refunded in due course.
Further information and full details on the charges relating to a particular course are available from:
Telephone: 01 844 3235
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org