Part-time, Evening, Blended, On-line Programmes

Course Application Terms & Conditions

WAITING LISTS

If a programme is full to capacity, a waiting list will be established, based either on the order in which registrations are received after the programme has full registration, or on the most suitable candidates. How waiting lists are created is dependent on the nature of the programme and the entry requirements of the programme. As places become available, offers will be made in order from the waiting list, and on the basis that fees are paid in full. In order to be completely fair to those on a waiting list, the integrity of these lists will be maintained without exception.

PROVISION OF PROGRAMMES

Provision of all programmes is subject to sufficient numbers being registered on the programme.

 

PAYMENT METHODS

 

Once a student has been accepted to a course of study through Flexible Learning and has been fully registered and issued with an LIT Student Number, the fee can then be paid using one of the methods outlined below:

1: Card Payment

2: Cheque/Bank Draft/Postal Order

3: Electronic Bank Transfer

4:  Sponsor Invoice

5: Instalment Plan

 

 

Please note that for security reasons, we are unable to accept cash payments under any circumstances.

For more detail on payment methods please contact us at 061 293802 or flexible@lit.ie

 

LIT STUDENT CONCESSION FEES

Students registered on full time undergraduate and postgraduate progammes at LIT at the time of registration, may be eligible for a 25% reduction on Flexible Learning programme fees and are also eligible for substantial reductions on the NISO Health & Safety programmes. Students should call to the Department of Flexible Learning for further details.

 

Tax Relief on Tuition Fees

Tax relief is available at the standard rate of income tax for tuition fees paid by or on behalf of students who attend an approved programme of study which must be at least two years in duration. Further information and an application form for tax relief on tuition fees is available from the Revenue Commissioners’ website, www.revenue.ie.  A receipt for fees paid must accompany the completed application form.

 
Professional Institute Programmes

Some of the programmes offered in LIT are offered in conjunction with professional bodies. Fees for such programmes are set by the relevant professional bodies and may include membership fees and examination fees.

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that he/she is registered for examinations with the appropriate professional body and that any required registration or examination fees are paid in advance of the relevant closing date. Where a student is undertaking external examinations, it is also his/her responsibility to be aware of the examination timetable, location, etc. Refer to individual programmes for further details.

 

FLEXIBLE LEARNING WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY

Students who wish to withdraw from a Flexible Learning Programme of study, must do so officially by completing a withdrawal form, available upon request from the Department of Flexible Learning in Limerick or Thurles as appropriate.

Our policy in relation to the refunding of programme fees, is as follows:

  1. In the event, that a programme is cancelled by LIT for any reason, a refund of 100% of the payment, including the*booking fee (where applicable) will be issued
  2. In the event, that a student withdraws from a programme before the commencement date, a refund of 100% of the programme fee less the *booking fee (where applicable) will be issued. This is subject to the student informing the Department of Flexible Learning of their intention to withdraw, in writing, before the commencement date of the programme and presuming the student has paid their fees in full.
  3. In the event that a student withdraws from a programme after the commencement date has passed, the following rules will apply:
  • For programmes with a duration of less than 10 weeks, no refunds will apply from the date the programme commences.
  • For programmes of up to and including 12 weeks’ duration, the student must complete and submit a withdrawal form to the Department of Flexible Learning within two weeks of the commencement date of the programme. Subject to all requirements being met, 70% of the programme fee less the *booking fee (where applicable), will be issued. Thereafter, no refunds will be processed.
  • For programmes longer than 12 weeks in duration, the student must complete and submit a withdrawal form to the Department of Flexible Learning within four weeks of the commencement date of the programme. Subject to all requirements being met, 70% of the programme fee less the *booking fee (where applicable), will be issued. Thereafter, no refunds will be processed

If the requirements outlined above are not met, no refund will be processed.

Please note that the policy outlined above applies to all students, regardless of the payment method used. Students availing of instalment plans will owe any outstanding payments if they fall outside the time period for a refund.

Please note that the policy outlined above applies to all students, regardless of the payment method used. Students availing of instalment plans will owe any outstanding payments if they fall outside the time period for a refund.

In extenuating circumstances such as illness, bereavement or exceptional work or personal commitments, students may appeal directly in writing to the Head of Department, Flexible Learning for a refund of fees paid, less the *booking fee (where applicable). Appeals are considered on a case-by-case basis. It is in this regard, that applicants are requested prior to enrolling, to inform themselves of the various requirements of the programme and to contact the programme leader for guidance on the programme suitability.

 

*Booking fee

There are certain Flexible Learning programmes within LIT, that will require the payment of a booking fee of 10% of the total programme fee, in order to secure a place on the programme. Please note, that the requirement of a booking deposit will be clearly outlined in the programme description under “Course Fees”. This booking fee is non-refundable (except where a programme is cancelled by LIT) and is credited against the programme fees upon registering as a student. Payment is due within two weeks of the receipt of a formal offer of a place, and can be made by credit/debit card by telephoning the appropriate Flexible Learning Office on (0504) 28112. If the booking fee is not paid within this timeframe, applicants will not be registered on their chosen programme.

 

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