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Terms & Conditions

IBAT Financial Terms & Conditions

Payments and Early Registration Discount Scheme – Full Time Courses Only

  1. All course fees must be paid within 10 days before the course date commences stated on the IBAT College website.
  2. A student who fails to pay the outstanding balance owed by the course commencement date stated on the website:

a. forfeits the initial discount offered under the Early Registration Discount Scheme

b. is liable to pay the full price stated for the relevant course

Direct Debit Installments

  1. All Direct Debit Instalment Plans must be signed, dated and returned to our City Centre Campus.
  2. The Direct Debit Instalment Plan will include the instalment dates and payment amounts which will be debited from your account.
  3. Direct Debit payments will be collected on the dates specified within the Direct Debit Instalment Plan; the amount due will automatically be debited from your account only on the dates authorised within the agreed plan, unless the dates specified are outside normal work days.
  4. The debited amount will equal the payment amount specified for each instalment date; in the event that an instalment payment fails due to insufficient funds in your own account, then the payment amount will be added to the next instalment payment.
  5. Payments can also be made online through the IBAT College payment facility, all online payments with be reflected on the instalment account balance.  Online payments can also exceed the next instalment amount (as specified within the plan), these payments will be credited against the outstanding instalment balance.
  6. It is your responsibility to ensure that your Direct Debit Instalment Plan is valid and that sufficient funds are available in your own account to enable payment in accordance with the terms of the Direct Debit Instalment Plan.
  7. If a payment collection fails you will be issued with an email notification that a failed payment has occurred. IBAT College Dublin will make a second attempt at collection five working days after the first attempt.
  8. If a second payment fails, then a late payment charge of €20 will be automatically applied for all missed payments. These arrears and administration fees will be added to the outstanding account balance.
  9. If two Direct Debit instalments fail you will:
    - receive a written notification of the failed payments.
    - forfeit your right to take part in the Direct Debit Instalment Plan.
    - be required to pay the full outstanding balance within 15 workings days.
  10. It is your responsibility to notify IBAT College Dublin of any changes with respect to your payment details (including changes to bank account and card details) as set out in the Direct Debit Instalment Plan.
  11. Direct Debit Instalments will be processed as per the agreed terms as stated in the Direct Debit Instalment Plan regardless of deferrals and withdrawals.
  12. Should you commence a course and subsequently withdraw from the course at any stage of the academic year you will still be liable for the full fees as outlined in the Direct Debit Instalment Plan.
  13. Following cancellation of agreed Direct Debit Instalment Plan, you will remain responsible for the payment of any amounts owed under the agreed plan, as such, outstanding instalments will be debited from your account.
  14. If you leave IBAT College Dublin before you complete your programme, any entitlement to a refund of tuition fees will be made in line with the college’s refund policy.
  15. You will not be permitted to progress to the next academic year (if applicable) if a balance is outstanding on a Direct Debit Instalment Plan.
  16. IBAT College Dublin reserves the right to withhold services until the outstanding balance is paid on a Direct Debit Instalment Plan.
  17. While IBAT College Dublin makes every effort to ensure charges are accurately recorded, miscalculations in account balances may occur. In such cases, IBAT College maintains the right to make adjustments, without notice, where evidence can be provided that the adjustment is appropriate. Such adjustments will be presented via email and reflected on the Direct Debit Instalment Plan and subsequent Statements issued.

Payment Installments

  1. All Payment Instalment Plans must be signed, dated and returned to our City Centre Campus.
  2. Payments will made on the dates specified within the Payment Instalment Plan.
  3. The amount paid will equal the payment amount specified for each instalment date; in the event that a payment is missed, then the payment amount will be added to the next instalment payment.
  4. Payments can also be made online through the IBAT College payment facility, all online payments with be reflected on the instalment account balance.  Online payments can also exceed the next instalment amount (as specified within the plan), these payments will be credited against the outstanding instalment balance.
  5. If a payment is missed you will be issued with an email notification that a payment has been missed.
  6. If a second payment fails, then a late payment charge of €20 will be automatically applied for all missed payments. These arrears and administration fees will be added to the outstanding account balance.
  7. If two payment instalments fail you will:
    - receive a written notification of the failed payments.
    - forfeit your right to take part in the Payment Instalment Plan.
    - be required to pay the full outstanding balance within 15 workings days.
  8. Payments will be made as per the agreed terms as stated in the Payment Instalment Plan regardless of deferrals and withdrawals.
  9. Should you commence a course and subsequently withdraw from the course at any stage of the academic year you will still be liable for the full fees as outlined in the Payment Instalment Plan.
  10. Following cancellation of agreed Payment Instalment Plan, you will remain responsible for the payment of any amounts owed under the agreed plan.
  11. If you leave IBAT College Dublin before you complete your programme, any entitlement to a refund of tuition fees will be made in line with the college’s refund policy.
  12. You will not be permitted to progress to the next academic year (if applicable) if a balance is outstanding on a Payment Instalment Plan.
  13. IBAT College Dublin reserves the right to withhold services until the outstanding balance is paid on a Payment Instalment Plan.
  14. While IBAT College Dublin makes every effort to ensure charges are accurately recorded, miscalculations in account balances may occur. In such cases, IBAT College maintains the right to make adjustments, without notice, where evidence can be provided that the adjustment is appropriate. Such adjustments will be presented via email and reflected on the Payment Instalment Plan and subsequent Statements issued.

Payment Terms

  1. Deposits are not accepted for courses with a monetary value of €700 or less.
  2. A deposit is required for courses with a monetary value greater than €701.
  3. For part-time courses with a monetary value exceeding €1800, an Instalment/DD plan is available.
  4. All course fees must be fully paid in the 30 days before the initial course start date.
  5. Course Cancellation: IBAT College requires any student wishing to cancel their course to provide written notification of this cancellation. Please note that cancellations will incur charges as follows: cancellations 1-14 days prior to the course start date 100% of the course fees will be charged; 15-28 days prior to course start date 50% of course fees will be charged; cancellations greater than 29 days will be refunded in full. In these circumstances, a student will receive a full refund minus an administration fee of up to €300. A student who fails to provide this notification at least 10 days prior to the deadline payment date, forfeits the initial discount offered under the Early Registration Discount Scheme.
  6. The course fees are non –refundable once a course has commenced and the deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable once payment has been issued
  7. A student who fails to adhere to their payment agreement will receive written, e-mail and text message communication from the college. Access to student facilities including Moodle will be withdrawn. If fees remain outstanding results will be withheld and a student’s place in the college may be withdrawn in exceptional circumstances.
  8. Please note we do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties.

Deferral Fees

  1. There is a deferral fee of €500 per module, per semester (or €2000 for a full-time student who wishes to defer a full semester).
  2. Students may defer their dissertation once. The fee for deferring a dissertation is €1000.

International Students and Agents

  1. Once a student has received their letter of enrolment from IBAT College and has successfully obtained their student visa, students are not eligible for a refund.
  2. IBAT expect students and agents to provide full paperwork needed to secure a visa. If visa is refused we expect students and agents to go through the visa appeal process.
  3. Students who have their visa/visa appeal rejected, an application for a refund may be made. Evidence of the rejection is required with an application for a refund.
  4. Students with exceptional circumstances may be able to apply for a refund before the visa application is approved/rejected, subject to satisfactory evidence.
  5. Deferrals can only be approved if the fees are paid in full and can only be deferred within one academic year
  6. Should a student defer and subsequently not take up their place on the course, fees are non-refundable
  7. Once the course has commenced fees are non-refundable.
  8. Please note carefully that we reserve the right NOT TO REFUND FEES should the Visa authorities identify fraudulent documents as part of the application.
  9. Where a visa is required to be renewed during an IBAT Programme of study, it is the responsibility of the Student to confirm with the relevant authorities that the renewal application will be approved.
  10. Accommodation fees are non refundable (except in the case of visa refusal) and students will be liable for full fee payment as per accommodation request details on accommodation booking form.  

IBAT College General Financial Conditions

  1. All deposits received are for the sole purposes of securing a course placement.
  2. Methods of payment accepted by the College are as follows Credit Card / Laser Card / Cash / Bank Draft / Cheque / Bank Transfer/ Direct Debit / IBAT Store (please visit www.ibat.ie for more info).
  3. A deposit is strictly non-refundable and non-transferrable between courses. In circumstances when a scheduled programme does not run, the student will be offered a deferral. If the student does not avail of this deferral, a refund will refund be offered.
  4. IBAT College reserves the right to charge a late payment fee on overdue accounts.
  5. IBAT College reserves the right to dismiss any student at any time for non-payment of fees or other amounts due.
  6. Employers: The employer is fully responsible for payments of amounts due in all circumstances including termination of employment or course cancellation by the student. The employer is responsible for completing an Employer Sponsorship Form; this is a binding contract where the employer is liable for full payment within 30 days of signing the agreement. Failure to do so will result in additional charges being applied.
  7. Deferral: where the full amount for the relevant course has been paid, a course placement may be deferred for one sitting only provided IBAT College has received written notification at least 10 working days prior to the commencement date of the course. No refunds will be made and all funds will be carried forward accordingly. It may be necessary to purchase new course materials upon commencement of deferred study – these are not included in amounts previously paid to the college, but will be invoiced separately.
  8. Discounts: IBAT College reserves the right to alter details and regulations in relation to the discount offered on any course.
  9. Any discounts applicable to a course for a specific category of applicant must be asked for at the time of booking. Discounts will not be applied retrospectively.
  10. Where dishonoured cheques and Direct Debits are provided as payment, IBAT College reserves the right to apply an administrative fee to compensate for any charges incurred.
  11. Where study materials have been supplied to the student, refunds are not available for any amounts paid.
  12. Course fees are quoted for the bi-yearly intakes only. Course fees for future intakes are subject to price reviews.
  13. Course prices are subject to change and IBAT College reserves the right to charge additional amounts to reflect any pricing changes taking effect before course commencement date(s).
  14. Exam fees for Internally Assessed Examinations and Computer Based Exams are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable.
  15. Course commencement is dependent on student demand and course fees will not be refunded once a course has commenced.

All Terms & Conditions stated above are governed by Irish Law.

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