Welcome to the Fees & Grants Booth
Come and chat to our friendly fees and grants team. We will be online from 12 noon until 4pm on Friday & Saturday.
FEES & GRANTS INFORMATION FOR 2020/21 ACADEMIC YEAR
The Fees & Grants Office would like to welcome all students (existing and new) to Waterford Institute of Technology. We would like to advise all students how they can contact/liaise with the Fees & Grants Office staff over the coming academic year. Please be patient with us as we endeavour to assist you as best we can, given the current unprecedented times that Covid-19 has brought about.
Payment of student fees:
All student fee payments can be made via the Online payment system https://studentssp.wit.ie/LOGIN/LOGIN.aspx?APP=OLSSP
Note- Students are not required to hand in SUSI grant award/other letters. SUSI liaises with the Institutes Grants officer directly re all awards.
Unfortunately it is not possible for students to call into the Fees & Grants so we ask that student contact the Fees & Grants Office via the following:
Grant Queries: E-mail: Grants@wit.ie
General Fee Queries E-mail: Fees@wit.ie
Additional Telephone numbers include: 051-845692, 051-302048
A very handy tool to use is the Susi ‘eligibility reckoner’ to give you an indication as to whether you may be eligible for grant funding:
Susi information videos:
There is a post box situated at the front of the Fees & Grants office where students can drop off paperwork however we would encourage students to scan and e-mail documents to the Fees & Grants office directly in order to minimise paper handling.
All Fees & Grants queries can be completed by either E-mail or Phone. Please note however that E-mails may be responded to quicker as staff are working remotely and there may be a delay in responding via phone.
Should a student require to meet with a member of the Fees & Grants office, an appointment must be made. You can arrange this appointment by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll endeavour to meet your needs as best we can.
- How much is the Student Contribution charge for the 2020/21 academic year?
The student contribution charge for the academic year 2019/20 is €3,000. This may be paid in two instalments. Further information is detailed in the fees policy located on our website: All information on fees can be found in the fees policy link as follows: https://www.wit.ie/images/uploads/Current_Students_PDF/WIT_Policy_for_the_collection_of_Student_Fees-2.pdf)
A fee of €15 for your WITCard (student identity card) is also payable. You can get more information about the WITCard at https://www.wit.ie/schools/education/witcard
- When do I need to pay fees for the academic year 2020/21?
EU students can pay in 2 instalments:
Instalment 1 is due at time of registration in early September
Instalment 2 is due by 31/01/2021
- How do I pay my Fees?
Students pay fees online using a Debit/Credit cards as part of the online registration process. We cannot accept cash payments. A receipt will be issued to your specified email address. There is a daily limit on some payment cards. Check with your bank prior to starting the Online Registration process to ensure you have a sufficient limit facility.
- The fee payment webpage won’t load for me, what should I do?
Try changing your browser for example: if using internet explorer try changing to google chrome.
- My payment is not processing online, what should I do?
There is a daily limit on some payment cards. Check with your bank to ensure you have a sufficient limit facility.
- I am struggling to pay my fees on-line who do I contact?
Refer to questions 4 & 5 above and should you still be experiencing issues -Please contact the Fees Office on Tel: 051 302867/302048/845692/302088 or email email@example.com
Alternatively you can call to the Fees Office, Tourism & Leisure Building, Cork Road, Waterford.
- How do I apply for a grant?
All students and pending students can make a grant application to the single grant authority SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland www.susi.ie ).
For further information about grant entitlement, rates of grants and grants means testing please see https://hea.ie/funding-governance-performance/funding/student-finance/
- Do I need to submit my grant award letter to the grants office?
There is no need to submit your award letter to the grants office. SUSI will notify the Institute of all awards. WIT will then issue an invoice to SUSI for student fees to be paid directly to WIT. Once payment is received the student’s registration status is updated.
- Can I register without paying fees if a decision on my grant application has not yet been made?
Yes you will be allowed to register without paying fees once you indicate on the online registration portal that you have applied for a SUSI grant. The €15 WITCARD fee must be paid during your online registration. Details will be emailed shortly after you receive your offer through the CAO.
- I have been approved for a grant, how will it be paid?
Students applying to SUSI will be paid their maintenance on a monthly basis (nine instalments) by electronic funds transfer from SUSI straight into your nominated bank account. The Student Contribution /tuition element of the fee grant will be paid directly to WIT on your behalf.
- How am I assessed as an EU or Non EU student for Fee purposes?
The relevant office to contact with queries on your status for fee purposes is the Fees Office on Tel: 051 845692/ 302048 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- If I have previous undergraduate third level education, what documents do I need to complete?
You will need to get your previous college to complete a Student Fee declaration form. The form can be found on the following link https://www.wit.ie/images/uploads/Current_Students_PDF/Fee_Declaration_Form.pdf
- Can I claim tax relief on my tuition fees?
Please see www.revenue.ie for information on tax relief
- Where can I find information on the Undergraduate fees?
All information can be found on the fees section of the website-link as follows: https://www.wit.ie/current_students/student_affairs/wit-undergraduate-fees
- Where can I find the Fees & Grants office?
The Fees & Grants Office is located on the 1st floor of the Tourism & Leisure Building, on the Main Campus of WIT. Postal Address Fees Office, Tourism & Leisure Building, Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford.