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Fees & Accounts Office

Saint Patrick’s College accounts team deals with all matters relating to course fees and grants.

The office is located on the lower ground floor of Stoyte House. Staff can be contacted by emailing fees@spcm.ie. Office hours are below. Please note the office is closed to students & the public at this time.

Monday to Thursday: 9:30am-1pm & 2pm to 5pm

Friday: 9:30am-1pm


Course Fees 2021/2022

Fee Liability and Payment Information

Our Undergraduate Courses, MU001 - Baccalaureate in Theology & Arts, & MU002 - Baccalaureate in Theology, are approved courses for the purposes of the Irish Government's Free Fees Initiative, and for SUSI Grants.

Our Full Time, Postgraduate Masters in Theology, & Doctorate in Theology are approved courses for the purposes of SUSI Grants.

Details of amounts payable by students can be found below.

Undergraduate Students

Please see the relevant section below for payment details and dates due

SUSI grantholders entitled to 100% of the Student Contribution should pay €150 prior to registration. This amount is not covered by any grant.

SUSI grantholders entitled to 50% of the Student Contribution should pay €900 prior to registration and €750 by January 31st.

Fees can be paid online here

Please see https://susi.ie/for further information on grant levels and awards.

Non Grantholders should pay €1650 prior to registration and €1500 by January 31st.

Fees can be paid online here


Full year repeat students and all others not entitled to Free Fees should pay €2964.50 prior to registration and €2814.50 by January 31st, 2021.

Students repeating part of a year will need to pay €108 per credit + €150 Levy, in two instalments - half the applicable fee + levy prior to registration and the balance by January 31st.

Fees can be paid online here

For further information on entitlement to
Free Fees please click here

Undergraduate students who have previously applied to or attended a higher education institute may have their eligibility for free fees reduced by the number of years attended. Please download and complete this form and return to the fees office at fees@spcm.ie so we can establish your fee. Previous Studies Declaration Form

International student fees are payable in full prior to registration

Postgraduate Students

Please see the relevant section below for payment details and dates due

Postgraduate students should pay half their fee plus the student levy prior to registration and the balance by January 31st.

A breakdown of the amounts due can be found here

The acceptance fee of €150 paid on PAC will be deducted from a students first payment.

Postgraduate Grant holders with a Special Rate award, covering fees to a max of €6170 to need only pay €150 prior to registration.

Postgraduate Grant holders with a Standard Rate award of €3500 can deduct €1750 from each of their payments in September and January. The amounts due will depend on the course fee, details can be found here

Please see https://susi.ie/ for further information on grant levels and awards.

Fees can be paid online here


The acceptance fee of €150 paid on PAC will be deducted from a students first payment.

Students should pay the full fee including the student levy before registration.

Fees can be paid online here

Alternatively, non-EU students have the option of paying through "Pay to Study", an online payment process which provides a secure, fast and affordable way of making international payments to the college. For instructions on how to make your payment, see here.


Student Grants and Funding

Students who may be unable to pay their fees in full by the due dates can apply to pay in installments. Please email fees@spcm.ie to request an application form. All applications are individually assessed.

A student will not be deemed registered until fees are paid or an agreement is in place. UG students must have paid the minimum €150 student levy to register.

SUSI is now open for new and renewal grant applications for the academic year 2021/2022. To apply for, or renew your higher education grant please go to https://susi.ie/

Students who have applied for a SUSI Grant but who have not yet received confirmation of an award, may be required to pay €1,650 until their grant position is clarified. Proof that they have made an application will be requested. Any payment, less the €150 Student Levy, will be refunded if a grant is subsequently awarded and when the University has been notified of the award by SUSI. Should no award be forthcoming any balance outstanding must be settled before 31st January 2021.


The Student Assistance Fund (SAF) 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 need to be in receipt of a SUSI award 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.... Details of approved courses are available at

https://susi.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Pontifical-University-CAO-list-2017.pdf

https://susi.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Pontifical-University-of-Maynooth-PG.pdf


For full details of available scholarships please click here

Withdrawing from a Course

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.

Students withdrawing before October 31st:

The college will not claim Free Fees for this year from the Department of Education and the student will be entitled to Free Fees upon taking up a course elsewhere in the future. An administration fee of €150 is charged by the college.

Students withdrawing after October 31st but before January 31st:

The college will claim half year Free Fees for this year from the department of Education and the student will be liable to pay half of any fee upon taking up a course elsewhere in the future.

Students withdrawing after January 31st:

The college will claim full year Free Fees for this year from the department of Education and the student will be liable to pay full fees upon taking up a course in the future.

Students who withdraw in year two or three of a course will have had Free Fees claimed for each previous year and will be liable for those fees also upon taking up a course elsewhere

Students who withdraw before October 31st are charged an administration fee of €250 in addition to forfeiting the non-refundable acceptance fee paid.

Students who withdraw after October 31st but before January 31st are charged half of the fee.

If the student withdraws after January 31st, the student is liable for the full fee.

Students retiring in exceptional circumstances such as certified illness may apply to the Registrar (Rev. Michael Shortall) for permission to re-attend as ‘Free Fee’ Students.

Fee Payments

Pay your 2021/2022 fees here

Scholarships

Information on Scholarships available at St Patrick's

Email us at admissions@spcm.ie or call us on +353 (0)1 708 4772. If you live outside Ireland, check out our dedicated area for international students.

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