Fees and Accounts
The Accounts Office at Saint Patrick’s College deals with all matters relating to course fees and grants.
It is located on the lower ground floor of Stoyte House and is open as follows:
Monday to Thursday 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
Friday 9.30am-1pm (Closed Friday afternoon)
Course Fees 2016/2017
Click Here to pay fees for 2016/2017
Undergraduate – Free Fees Initiative and Grants
The BTh and the BATh Degree courses qualify for the Government’s ‘Free Fees’ Scheme and for Higher Education Grants (SUSI). The total fee of €5,741 above is inclusive of €3,000 Student Contribution and €112 Student Levy. Non Grant Holders, who are entitled to free fees, must pay the student contribution of €3,000 plus the student levy of €112. Eligible grant holders, who must apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for approval, may have part or all of the student contribution paid by SUSI. All students are liable for the student levy.
New & Existing Undergraduate Students:
The Course Fee includes tuition and examination fees, but does not include repeat examination fee, late payment fee or late registration fee.
Tuition fees may be paid by the Exchequer in respect of EU nationals who have been ordinarily resident in an EU/EEA/Swiss State for at least three of the five years preceding their entry to their third-level course and who meet the criteria of the scheme. Eligibility under the scheme is determined at date of entry to the course.
The scheme is subject to the the following conditions:
- Tuition fees will be paid in respect only of students attending full-time undergraduate courses.
- The courses must, other than exceptionally, be of a minimum of two years duration.
- Tuition fees will not be paid in respect of:
- students pursuing a second undergraduate course.
- students who already hold a postgraduate qualification
Notwithstanding this condition and subject to compliance with the other conditions of the Free Fees initiative, students who already hold a Level 6 qualification (Higher Certificate or National Certificate) or a Level 7 qualification (Ordinary Bachelor Degree or National Diploma) and are progressing to a Level 8 (Honours Bachelor Degree) course without necessarily having received an exemption from the normal duration of the course may be deemed eligible for free fees.
- Tuition fees will also not be paid in respect of students undertaking a repeat year of study at the same year level. In this regard, this condition may be waived where evidence of exceptional circumstances, such as cases of certified serious illness, is provided.
- Subject to compliance with the other conditions of the Free Fees initiative, students who have previously pursued but have not completed a course of third level study and subsequently resume third level studies:
- may be deemed eligible for free fees where the third level course concerned did not attract any exchequer funding (e.g. fees, maintenance, tax relief, subsidy towards course cost)
- are not eligible for free fees for the equivalent period of time spent on the first course of study where the third level course concerned did attract exchequer funding (as above). Part-time and evening students are included in this category.
- Tuition fees will be paid in respect of eligible students who, having attended but not completed approved courses, are returning following a break of at least five years in order to pursue approved courses at the same level in the 2015/2016 academic year.
- The tuition fees payable do not include the payment to be made by students towards the cost of registration, examination and student services.
Further details of the scheme including nationality criteria to be applied are available at http://www.studentfinance.ie/mp9377/course-fees/index.html
Retiring from a ‘Free Fees’ Undergraduate Course:
In September, the College is obliged to confirm to the Department of Education and Skills the names of all students who register. This process is repeated in February for those still registered. Students retiring from University must notify the Theology Office, and return their student ID card without delay. They must complete an official College withdrawal form in the Theology Office to confirm that they are de-registered. Students who fail to complete the official withdrawal form may have free fees claimed on their behalf and be liable for full fees if attending another course subsequently.
Fee Implications for:
Students retiring before 31st October
Students who register but withdraw before October 31st are charged a €112 administration fee to be held from any monies already paid. Students who have not paid any amount will need to pay €112 in order to de-register.
Students retiring in order to pursue a different course
If a student accepts a place and then retires after October 31st and prior to 31st January, the student will subsequently become liable for fees for a half year if attending the same level of a third level course within the next five years.
Students retiring after 31st January
Full fees will be claimed from the Department of Education and Skills for students in attendance at the beginning of the second term. Any student retiring after 31st January will become liable for full fees if attending the same year level of a third level course within the next five years.
Students retiring on medical or other grounds
Students retiring in exceptional circumstances such as certified illness may apply to the Registrar (Rev. Michael Mullaney) for permission to re-attend as ‘Free Fee’ Students. Similarly, a student who has had to withdraw from a previous third-level course elsewhere due to illness must seek permission to attend St. Patrick’s College Maynooth as a ‘Free Fees’ student by submitting all relevant supporting documentation to the Registrar.
Continuing students and first time applicants, having accepted a place via the CAO for the Academic year, will receive a Bank Giro payment form from the University to enable them to pay the relevant fee.
- Non grant-holders entitled to free fees, are required to pay €3,112 which includes Student Contribution of €3,000 and the Student Levy of €112 totalling €3,112. Payment can be made as follows:
- In Full i.e. €3,112 : to be paid by 4th September 2015
- Or by instalment -
- First instalment €1,612: to be paid by 4th September 2015 (Levy + half contribution)
- Second instalment €1,500: to be paid by 31st January 2016
- Confirmed Grant-holders are required to pay the Student Levy of €112 before registration is completed and to produce their letter of confirmation from SUSI that they are in receipt of a grant when they register at University.
- Students who have applied for a SUSI Grant but who have not yet received a letter confirming award may be required to pay €1,612 until their grant position is clarified. Proof that they have made an application is necessary and must be presented at registration.
- Students who are not entitled to free fees (e.g. those with previous third level participation, Repeats) must pay half the course fee of €2814.50 plus the student levy €112, totalling €2926.50 by 4th September 2015 and the balance of €2814.50 by 31st January 2016.
Overseas & Occasional Students:
All Overseas and Occasional fees must be paid in full prior to registration.
The Overseas Fee Surcharge is not payable in the following cases:
- Where a student holds a Birth Certificate from a country within the European Union.
- Where a student’s permanent home residence is within the European Union
- Where a student has completed three years full-time second level education within the European Union or has three years work experience within the European Union immediately prior to University entry.
- Evidence of EU citizenship alone is not sufficient for exemption from the overseas surcharge.
- A student deemed liable for the overseas surcharge at time of registration cannot subsequently have his/her status altered while attending the University.
Should you require clarification of any of the above please contact our International Office:
Telephone: 01 7083417, or from overseas, +353 1 7083417.
Postgraduate, Repeat & Other Course Students:
Postgraduate (EU) students who are not in receipt of a Higher Education Grant, Repeat students and all other students, should have half of the required fee paid prior to registration and the balance before the 31st January 2016. Late payment fees of €50 will apply.
Overseas and non European Union students must pay fees in full prior to registration. If in receipt of sponsorship from an outside agency, details of same must be conveyed to the Fees and Grants Office not later than August 31st, 2015 so that payment of fees can be secured by the University.
Details of the Pontifical University’s bank account, into which fee payments should be made, are as follows:
Address: Allied Irish Bank PLC
IBAN: IE37 AIBK 9332 0100 1548 63
Please quote your student number and the name under which you are registered at the University on all bank transactions. Students are advised to use the bank giro system rather than sending cash or cheques directly to the Accounts Office.
Alternatively should you wish to pay fees by credit or debit card, please phone the Accounts Office on
01 -7084751 during office hours.
Higher Education Grants:
All students in receipt of Higher Education Grants are required to pay the Student Levy of €112, which is not covered by the Grant Scheme. This sum together with a matching amount from the Pontifical University will be used for the development of student sports, social and recreational facilities.
Applications for grants must be made to SUSI. Before registration can be completed written confirmation of your award must be produced. In some cases this evidence will be available in time for registration, but in other cases not. If the latter is the case students may be required to pay €1,612 until their grant is confirmed. Any such payment will be refunded in full (less €112 student levy) if a grant is subsequently awarded and the College have received notification from SUSI. Should no award be forthcoming any outstanding balance must be settled before 31st January, 2016.
Maintenance grants awarded by SUSI are paid directly into students bank accounts. All queries should be directed to SUSI.
Funding – Student Assistance Fund
The Student Assistance Fund (SAF) is co-funded by the Irish Government and European Union under the European Social Fund Human Capital Investment Programme 2014-2020. It provides financial support to students who are in financial difficulty and whose participation at university would be at risk without support. The Fund is best described as a contributory payment which helps students meet some of the extra costs associated with being at university. Registered students do not necessarily need to be grant holders to apply for funding.
Applications are means tested and funding is targeted at those students who are in most financial need.
Funding is available to all full-time registered students of the Pontifical University attending an approved course. Full details of the Fund are available at https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/access-office/student-assistance-fund. Details of approved courses are available at
Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Accounts Office.
The Accounts Office
Saint Patrick’s College
Web Page: www.maynoothcollege.ie
Ireland: 01 7084751
International: +353 1 7084751