Your License Fee pays for your accommodation which is your bedroom and bathroom (where there is an en-suite) and all common areas including shared bathrooms, kitchens and halls within your designated apartment for 7 days per week for the fulllacademic year. Your Utilities & Services Fee pays for utilities (e.g. Gas, Oil, Electricity, Water) and services that are provided to on-campus residents such as WiFi, Apartments Reception Service, Post Service (parcels are separate), and Security etc.
The License Fee is payable in two installments each year and prior to the start of each Semester. The two due dates and the amount owing at each instalment will be advised to you in your email letter of room Booking Confirmation. In general, Continuing Students are usually asked to pay the first instalment of the annual License Fee by end of July each year and First Years and International Students are usually asked to pay their first installment by end of August each year - however this may change from year to year. The second installment is due at the the same time for all students and is likely to be due in mid January annually. You will be given an online Campus Accommodation Account (your rent book) via the accommodation portal with a Username and Password so that you can pay on-line, view your account throughout the year, check on payment due amounts and dates and print off receipts. Your License to Reside is also found using this portal.
Your Licence Fee does not include utility charges such as electricity, gas, WiFi, water, waste services etc. These charges have been standardised and an annual charge is set each year. For 2020-2021 the charge is €500 non refundable per student paid at the booking stage. We collect these charges by retaining your initial booking fee together with any balance required to make up the total amount before you move in (fair usage appies).
Apartments are self-catering and there are no cleaning services provided within the apartments. Janitorial services will maintain the access routes to apartments such as stairs and entrance halls daily.It is advisable to have your own insurance on your belongings as the university policy does not cover contents.
If you want to insure your belongings you will need to do so separately - the university does not provide contents insurance
If you need to arrive earlier than the semester start date for any reason for example if your course starts earlier or if you need to quarantine there will be a separate cost for those week - email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
||At booking online
||Non-refundable €500 Continuing, Postgrad Students, General Offering, Quiet Zone and Scéim for current students
||At booking online
||Non Refundable €500 New CAO Student
|1st Instalment of Licence Fee
||End July annually
||Continuing & Continuing PG Students
|1st Instalment of Licence Fee
||Same day as booking or very soon after* - due dates will be confirmed at booking
||New Students/International Students/New Postgrads/ Late bookers
|2nd Instalment of Licence Fee
||14 January 2021
|| All Residents
*In other years there is usually a 7 days gap between booking a room and paying the semester 1 fee. For CAO first years there is usually 4 months from May to August. This year due to Covid19 andd the very delayed booking scheudule the time gap between making the booking and paying the semester fee may be as little as a day or two. The earliest check-in is 20th September (unless you have traveled abroad where you would need to arrive earlier) and to allow us to prepare for your arrival (key cards, welcome packs etc) we need to have confirmation by payment done as early as possible. We will be happy to revert to the payment schedules of previous years as soon as possible.
To make your payment for your accommodation login to your accommodation account via the Student Portal. You will have recieved the Username and Password and URL in your email Confirmation of Booking which you will have recieved within 24hrs of completing your booking (usually with a few hours). Choose "Pay Now" and using a bank card / charge card to complete the payment screen.
The prescribed method of payment is also the most convenient and safest way to pay. This is by bank card online via the Student Portal directly to your secure accommodation account (Your Rent Book). The log-in details will be sent to your email address when you book a room. When booking you will need a bank card (debit/credit) to pay your booking fee/utilities charges. You can check your Accommodation Account (this is your Rent Book) online at any time to see what payments are made and which are due. Most bank cards are accepted including Visa & Mastercard. However, if your bank card has transaction limits or other restrictions you may find that the amount cannot be paid in one transaction. You need to check this with your bank. If, due to bank card restrictions, you need to pay rent over a number of transactions our payment system will allow you to amend the amount to pay. Please ensure that all payments are made
in full before the due date.
The License Fee is payable in two installments. Up to date fee details are available here and the fees applicable to your specific room are on your Accommodation Account (Your Rent Book). The licence fee for the 2nd Semester is due for payment by Mid January annually (the date for you will be printed on your Booking Confirmation email and on your accommodation account). Our process does not allow for payments being made in arrears or in monthly installments unless the payments are being made in advance of either of the two key due dates; the first in the Summer and for semester 2 in January annually. If you wish to pay monthly in advance ask us how by emailing email@example.com or simply login to your accommodation account (URL, Username and Password sent to you at time of booking) and go to Financials and "pay now". Check the amount next due and click pay. On the next screen change the amount to what you want to pay now. Proceed to payment screen and using your bank card make the payment.
We do not accept payment using any other method such as cash, cheque, bank to bank transfer, wire transfer etc. Please use the presribed method of payment to ensure that your payment is safe and on time to secure your booking.
For the Academic Year 2020-2021 - Utilities costs are standard across all room types on campus at €500 non refundable for the full year. As booking will be very late in the season this year due to the later date of the Leaving Certificate and the CAO round 1 offers New Students may book a room the day after CAO Round 1 offers by paying the booking fee of €500 plus the first instalment (€2935/€2200 - depending on room type booked). Booking may not be made in expectation for a Round 2 offer.
All students will pay a non-refundable €500 booking fee at time of booking which doubles as the utility charge for the year.
Where a student does not have an academic place for the academic year in question this fee will be refunded (this refers mainly to students who bookin in early Spring and fail exams or leave the university before they can use the room) . All booking fees are non-refundable and also used to pay your utility and service bills for the year.
Refunds to Current Students who have failed exams or for whatever reason are not returning to university will be considered on application by the student to the firstname.lastname@example.org at which time evidence from your academic department or academic advisory will be requested.