Refund Policy

RIAM Refunds Policy for Students

Date of issue: 17th August 2016

General
The RIAM accepts no obligation to refund any fee, or part thereof.

Refunds may be issued in the following circumstances only:

  1. when an amount in excess of the total fee due has been paid, eg a deposit plus full fee – or-
  2. when a student officially withdraws from the RIAM and this results in a credit balance

RIAM’s refund policy covers the following students:

  1. Part-time students
  2. Full-time students who pay fees directly to RIAM
  3. Full-time students who pay fees to TCD

1  Part-time Students
Students who officially withdraw on or before September 12th 2016 will receive a full refund of payments made in respect of tuition fees.

Students who officially withdraw on or after September 13th 2016 are liable for payment of the full tuition fee.

Booking fees and deposits are non-refundable.

To officially withdraw a student must email the Administrative Officer, Registry, Frances Hogan . For fee purposes the date of receipt of this email will be taken as the date of withdrawal.

Please note that it may take up to 15 working days, following application and approval, to issue a refund.

Payments made by credit/debit card will be rebated directly to the cardholder’s account. Rebates may take up to 5 working days to appear on a bank statement.

Online payments more than 180 days old can only be refunded by electronic transfer or by cheque.

2  Full-time Students who pay fees directly to RIAM

This sections covers:

  1. Access students
  2. Recital Artist Diploma students
  3. Diploma in Conducting students
  4. Diploma in Community and Group Music Teaching students

Students who officially withdraw on or before September 12th 2016 will receive a full refund of payments made in respect of tuition fees.

Students who officially withdraw from 13th September 2016 to 16th December 2016 inclusive are liable for payment for 50% of the tuition fee.

Students who officially withdraw on or after the 1 January 2017 are liable for payment of the full tuition fees.

Booking fees and deposits are non-refundable.

To officially withdraw a student must return their student card and email the Administrative Officer, Registry, Frances Hogan . For fee purposes the date of receipt of this email will be taken as the date of withdrawal.

Students who officially withdraw on or before September 12th 2016 will receive a full refund of payments made in respect of tuition fees. However students who have applied for a visa in order to travel to Ireland to study must note the following: – Non-EU students who are refused a visa must provide a copy of the refusal letter from the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform as part of their application for a refund of tuition fees.

An administrative charge of 10% of the published programme fee applies.

This may not apply where a student cancels a place and it can still be offered to another student. Deposits are non-refundable in all cases.

No refund is made to a student while a balance of fees remains due.

Please note that it may take up to 15 working days, following application and approval, to issue a refund.

Payments made by credit/debit card will be rebated directly to the cardholder’s account.

Rebates may take up to 5 working days to appear on bank statement.

Online payments more than 180 days old can only be refunded by electronic transfer or by cheque.

3  Full-time Students who pay fees directly to TCD

This section covers:

  1. Diploma in Music Teaching and Performance students
  2. Bachelor in Music Performance, Education and Composition students
  3. Master in Music Performance students
  4. Doctor in Music Performance students

Students registered on the above TCD-accredited courses pay their tuition fees directly to TCD, and are therefore bound by TCD regulations. For information on these regulations, please check Academic Registry

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