STUDENT SUPPORTS

Fees

Please click here to access a full Schedule of Fees for the current academic year.

DIFE is committed to keeping the cost of accessing all courses in the college to a minimum for students. Most students can secure funding assistance from various sources including SUSI or the Back to Education Allowance Scheme.

All fees must be paid with a credit/debit card online through the admissions portal.  All fees must be paid prior to course commencement in September.

 

Exemptions

€200 Registration Fee: No exemption. This fee must be paid by all students to secure a college place.
€200 PLC Government Levy: Exemptions for Medical Card / BTEA / SUSI Grant
€50/€80 QQI Exam Fee:  Exemptions for Medical Card / BTEA
Various  Additional course fees: No exemptions

In order to qualify for above exemptions, students must present their Medical Card, BTEA letter or SUSI letter to the College office.Due to the current pandemic, students may email a photo of their Medical Card etc. to [email protected].

 

Refunds

All requests for refunds must be made by emailing [email protected].  No refunds will be made by DIFE after the first Friday in October of the relevant academic year.

 

SUSI

SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) is Ireland’s single national awarding authority for all higher and further education grants. SUSI offers funding to eligible students for all Level 5 and Level 6 courses in DIFE. Support is available to all types of students, from school leavers to mature students returning to education.

For more information see the SUSI Website.

 

Back to Education Allowance

If you are unemployed, parenting alone or have a disability and are getting certain payments from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, you may take part in a course in DIFE and get a Back to Education Allowance.

For more information see the DSP Website.

 

Further Information

For further information on the range of schemes and financial supports available to support students in Further Education please see the following Student Finance Page.