The college is funded primarily by the European Social Fund; therefore there are no tuition fees for all EU nationals.
Students are required to make the following financial contribution:
Registration fee: €250
Government Levy: €200
(All students who are holders of a Medical Card or a dependence of a Medical Card Holder, Receive VTOS, BTEA, Susi maintenance grant are exempt from paying this charge.)
Grants and allowances are available to some students depending on personal and financial circumstances.
If you are over 21 years of age, unemployed and have been getting certain social welfare payments for at least 6 months you can apply for the Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS).
The VTOS scheme provides a range of courses to meet the education and training needs of unemployed people. It gives participants opportunities to improve their general level of education, gain certification, develop their skills and prepare for employment, self-employment and further education and training. Please contact the college for an Application Form and application details.
The Department of Education and Skills provides a means-tested maintenance grant for learners attending full-time Further Education courses. Information regarding eligibility and application details is available at www.StudentFinance.ie
BTEA–Back To Education Allowance
This scheme is for unemployed people, lone parents and people with disabilities who are getting certain payments from the Department of Social Protection. For current information on the scheme qualifying conditions, please contact your local Social Welfare Office.