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Finance & Funding

  • Is there tax relief available?

    Tax relief at the standard rate of tax (20%) is available for certain tuition fees on courses which lead to third level awards. For further information go to and get a copy of form IT31. This applies only to students who are funding their studies from their own income. Always retain your receipt of payment from DkIT for tax purposes.

  • I will need some financial assistance in order to be able to attend DkIT. Where can I find funding?

    In certain circumstances students may receive financial aid in paying their fees from County Enterprise Boards, Leader Partnerships, Department of Social Protection and other organisations. You may also be eligible to apply to the HEA's Student Assistance Fund (SAF). Contact Mary Reilly via for more.

  • Can I get a refund if I don’t complete the course?

    When the Institute runs a part-time course a refund of fees will only be given under the following circumstances:

    • A refund will be given if a student attends for only the first week of a five week course. 
    • A refund will be given if a student attends for only the first two weeks of a six to ten week course.
    • A refund will be given if a student attends for only the first three weeks of a course lasting more than eleven weeks. 

    In all these cases a 20% administration charge will apply. All refund requests must be applied for in writing to the Lifelong Learning Centre.
    After these time periods no refunds are available under any circumstances.

  • What are the fees? When and how do I pay?

    Some courses can be paid for in instalments however this does not apply to all. For those that cannot be paid in that manner fees must be paid for in full on registration. All course fees received are receipted. To find out if your chosen programme offers an instalment payment plan please refer to the prospectus or programme information on the website.

    Important! Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of DkIT tuition only and refer to the course or academic year as appropriate. Additional registration and examination fees may be payable separately to professional bodies and to HETAC. Certain courses may also require the purchase of relevant textbooks. This is particularly relevant to some business courses.

    If your employer is paying your fees If your employer is paying your fees, then you must submit a letter/email from your employer confirming that your fees will be paid to the Institute by them as well as supplying a Purchase Order number. The Institute will then invoice your employer for the appropriate amount.