The Accounts Office:
The Accounts Office at Saint Patrick's College, Maynooth deals with all matters relating to Course Fees, and grants from Local Authorities and the VEC. Located on the lower ground floor of Stoyte House, it is open for queries, and for the distribution of maintenance cheques during the following times:
Morning s 9.30 am - 1.00 pm
Afternoons 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm, Monday - Thursday only
Fees for 2012 - 2013:
First Divinity (BD or Diploma): €7,750
Second Divinity (BD or Diploma): €7,750
Third Divinity (BD or Diploma):€7,750
Fourth Divinity: €7,750
Licentiate in Divinity (STL), Year I: €7,750
Licentiate in Divinity (STL), Year II: €7,750
Doctorate in Divinity (DD), Year I: €7,750
Doctorate in Divinity (DD), Year II: €4,020
Doctorate in Divinity (DD), Year III & Recurring: €4,020
Baccalaureate in Theology (BTh), Year I: €5,726
Baccalaureate in Theology (BTh), Year II: €5,726
Baccalaureate in Theology (BTh), Year III: €5,726
Baccalaureate in Theology (BTh), All Years – Overseas: €11,500
Baccalaureate in Theology and Arts (BATh), Year I: €5,724
Baccalaureate in Theology and Arts (BATh), Year II: €5,724
Baccalaureate in Theology and Arts (BATh), Year III: €5,724
Baccalaureate in Theology and Arts (BATh), All years - Overseas: €11,500
Master's Degree in Theology (MTh), Year I: €4,850
Master's Degree in Theology (MTh), Year II: €4,850
Master's Degree in Theology (MTh), Year III & Recurring: €4,850
Doctorate in Theology (PhD), Year I: €5,300
Doctorate in Theology (PhD), Year II: €5,300
Doctorate in Theology (PhD), Year III: €5,300
Doctorate in Theology (PhD), Year IV & Recurring: €3,160
Master's Degree in Liturgical Music (MLM), Year I: €4,950
Master's Degree in Liturgical Music (MLM), Year II: €4,950
Masters Degree in Theology (Pastoral Theology), Year I: €4,950
Masters Degree in Theology (Pastoral Theology), Year II: €4,950
Master's Degree Qualifier: €3,160
Add-On Baccalaureate in Theology: €2,550
Higher Diploma in Pastoral Theology: €7,750
Diploma in Pastoral Theology: €7,750
Diploma in Pastoral Liturgy: €4,385
Higher Diploma in Pastoral Liturgy: €4,385
Higher Diploma in Theological Studies: €3,200
Postgraduate Diploma in Christian Communications & Development: €6,120
Postgraduate Diploma in Christian Comm & Development - Overseas: €9,790
Diploma in Christian Communication: €4,240
Diploma in Christian Communication - Overseas: €5,680
Licentiate in Canon Law (LCL), Year I: €7,750
Licentiate in Canon Law (LCL), Year II: €4,020
Licentiate in Canon Law (LCL), Year III & Recurring: €4,020
Doctorate in Canon Law (DCL), Year I: €7,750
Doctorate in Canon Law (DCL), Year II: €4,020
Doctorate in Canon Law (DCL), Year III & Recurring: €4,020
Baccalaureate in Philosophy (BPh), Year I: €5,726
Baccalaureate in Philosophy (BPh), Year II: €5,726
Baccalaureate in Philosophy (BPh), Year III: €5,726
Baccalaureate in Philosophy (BPh), All Years – Overseas: €11,500
Licentiate in Philosophy (LPh), Year I: €7,750
Licentiate in Philosophy (LPh), Year II: €4,020
Licentiate in Philosophy (LPh), Year III: €4,020
Doctorate in Philosophy (DPh), Year I: €7,750
Doctorate in Philosophy (DPh), Year II: €4,020
Doctorate in Philosophy (DPh), Year III & Recurring: €4,020
Diploma in Philosophy and Arts, Year I: €6,520
Diploma in Philosophy and Arts, Year II: €6,520
Diploma in Philosophy and Arts (Composite Diocesan Fee – Year I): €21,670
Occasional Theology (Full Time: 60 credits): €5,726
Occasional Theology (Minimum: 30 credits): €3,950
Diocesan Maintenance Fee: €16,500
Repeat Fees upon request
Grants and Fee Remission:
The BTh and the BATh Degree courses qualify for the Government’s Higher Education Grants and for Fee Remission programs. The total fee of €5,726 above is inclusive of €2,250 Student Contribution and €97 Student Levy. For eligible grant holders, who must apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for approval, the Department of Education and Skills pays the Student Contribution of €2,250 to the College. In all other cases, the student pays the College.
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 will be paid by the Exchequer in respect of EU nationals who have been ordinarily resident in an EU Member State for at least three of the five years preceding their entry to their third-level course subject to the following conditions:
(a) Tuition fees will be paid only in respect of students attending full-time undergraduate courses.
(b) The courses must, other than exceptionally, be of a minimum of two years duration.
(c) Tuition fees will not be paid in respect of students pursuing a second undergraduate course. However, notwithstanding this condition, fees will be paid in respect of students who already hold a national certificate or diploma and are progressing to a degree course, where their existing qualifications provide them with the necessary credits to enable them to meet the entry
requirements and an appropriate exemption from the normal duration of the degree course is available on the basis of the certificate / diploma.
(d) Except in the case of second chance students [see (e.) below] tuition fees will not be paid in respect of students repeating a year-level having changed (but not completed) their undergraduate course. This condition may be waived in exceptional circumstances such as cases of certified illness.
(e) Tuition fees will be paid in respect of 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.
(f) The tuition fee payable does not include the payment to be made by students
towards the cost of registration, examinations and student services.
Retiring from ' Free Tuition' Undergraduate Course:
The College is obliged to confirm to the Department of Education the names of all students who register initially and then who are in attendance at the beginning of the second term. Students retiring from University must notify the Theology Office, and return their student ID card without delay.
Fee Implications for:
• Students retiring in order to pursue a different course
If a student accepts a place and then retires following the first day of term 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 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.
First Time Applicants:
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 as follows:
• Non grant-holders are required to pay €2,347 before Registration is completed which includes Student Contribution of €2,250 and the Student Levy of €97 totalling €2,347.
• Grant-holders are required to pay the Student Levy of €97 before Registration is completed and to produce a letter of confirmation from SUSI that they are in receipt of a grant when they register at University.
• Students who have applied for a Higher Education Grant but who have not yet received a letter confirming award must pay €1,222 until their grant position is clarified. Proof that they have made an application may be requested
• Once a student receives an ID card and is a registered student of the University all deposits are non-refundable should the student decide to de-register from the University.
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) 708-3417, or from overseas, +353-1-708-3417.
Postgraduate, Repeat & Other Course Students:
Postgraduate, Repeat and all other course students, including those not eligible for “free tuition”, should have half of the required fee paid prior to registration and the balance before the 1st February. Otherwise they will be liable for a late payment fine of €50 on the first moiety and €70 on the second moiety.
Details of the Pontifical University's bank account, into which fee payments should be made, are as follows:
Address: Allied Irish Bank PLC Sort Code: 93-32-01
Co. Kildare Account No: 00154863
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.
If paying electronically from outside the Republic of Ireland please use the following account numbers:
IBAN: IE37 AIBK 9332 0100 1548 63
Higher Education Grants:
All students in receipt of Higher Education Grants or VEC Grants are required to pay the Student Levy of €97 only, 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 maintenance grants and Student Contribution 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 have the option of paying €1,222 until their grant is confirmed. Any such payment will be refunded in full if a grant is subsequently awarded and when the university has received the appropriate amount from the Dept. of Education and Skills. Should
no award be forthcoming the balance of €1,125 must be settled before February 1, 2013.
Maintenance payments are generally received in three instalments, usually in mid October, January and April. The names of the Local Authorities from which maintenance cheques have been received are posted daily on the notice board at the Accounts Office of Saint Patrick’s College. Students awaiting cheques are advised to check this notice board regularly. When your Local Authority / VEC's name appears on the board, you may call bringing your current Student Identity Card to collect your cheque. Please note maintenance cheques will not be released under any circumstances unless a current ID-Card is produced.
Since the Accounts office is only involved in the distribution of maintenance cheques, any queries in relation to delays or amounts should be addressed to the relevant Local Authority. It is the responsibility of students to collect their maintenance cheques from the Office. Failure to do so will result in the cheque being returned to the Local Authority, which may result in the grant being discontinued.
Grantholders should note that an increasing number of Local Authorities are now transferring maintenance payments directly to bank accounts of students in 3 instalments rather than issuing cheques.
Funding - Student Assistance Fund (ESF)
The Student Assistance /Access Fund is jointly sponsored by the European Social Fund and the Irish Government. It is available for students who require additional financial support to enable them to benefit fully from their third level studies. Registered students do not necessarily need to be grant holders to apply for funding. It simply offers a limited amount of financial support to students who experience financial difficulties related to the costs of their studies.
The funding is available to all full-time registered students of the Pontifical University. Application forms are available in the second semester of each academic year and may be collected from the Pontifical University Office in the months of February or March annually.
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
ESF funding is available to students who find themselves in difficulty funding their studies.
Details from the Admissions Officer at the start of second semester.