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Tuition Fee Liability Policy for Evening Degree Students

This refund policy applies to all Evening Degree students.

At matriculation each year, students accept the University's terms and conditions of registration which include accepting liability for tuition fees. Tuition fees are due at registration.

Leaves of Absence and Withdrawals

All Evening Degree students considering taking a Leave of Absence or withdrawing from their course should discuss the matter with the Lifelong Learning Co-ordinator in the first instance. Students must then follow the proper procedure through the Registry Officer (Student Support).

Evening Degree students will have a tuiiton fee liability as follows:

First Semester

Students who take a Leave of Absence or withdraw in the first four weeks of the first semester will be entitled to a full refund of tuition fees.

Students who take a Leave of Absence or withdraw after the first four weeks of the first semester will be liable for tuition fees for that semester.

Second Semester

Students who take a Leave of Absence or withdraw in the first four weeks of the second semester will be entitled to a full refund of tuition fees for that semester.

Students who take a Leave of Absence or withdraw after the first four weeks of the second semester will be liable for tuition fees for that semester.

No refund of fees will be made to students who leave without the permission of the Pro Dean of the appropriate Faculty.

Notes

If you are entitled to a refund, the calculation will be based on what you have paid in tuition fees less what you are due to pay.

The following four examples show different credit levels for illustration only:

  1. Leave of Absence or withdrawal within the first four weeks of the first semester

    A student taking 80 credits (40 credits in the first semester and 40 credits in the second semester) would be eligible for the tuition fees of 80 credits to be refunded.

  2. Leave of Absence or withdrawal after the first four weeks of the first semester but before second semester

    A student taking 60 credits (30 in the first semester and 30 credits in the second semester) would be eligible for the tuition fees of 30 credits of the second semester to be refunded.

  3. Leave of Absence or withdrawal within the first four weeks of the second semester

    A student taking 40 credits (20 credits in the first semester and 20 credits in the second semester) would be eligible for the tuition fees 20 credits in the second semester to be refunded.

  4. Leave of Absence or withdrawal after the first four weeks of the second semester

    No refund of tuition fees.

Exceptions to the above

  • A student taking a module which runs throughout the academic session who takes a Leave of Absence or withdraws after the first four weeks of the first semester would not be entitled to a refund of tuition fees.
  • Students eligible for staff rates are not entitled to a refund if they withdraw or are granted a Leave of Absence after the first four weeks of the start of their academic year as their fee is not calculated on a modular basis.

Refund of fees

Tuition fee refunds will be calculated following academic approval of the student's request to discontinue their studies either on a permanent or temporary basis. This approval is granted by the Pro-Dean of the relevant Faculty.

Any refund granted to a student in respect of payments received directly from a third party will normally be returned directly to the third party.

Normally any debt owing to the University will be deducted from any refund due to the student prior to payment.

Further information is available in the Refund Procedure.

Queries

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