Education Act 1998

F70[Prohibition on charging admission and enrolment fees

64

64. (1) Subject to subsection (2), a board or person acting on a boards behalf shall not charge fees for, or seek payments or contributions (howsoever described) as a condition of

(a) an application for admission of a student to the school, or

(b) the admission or continued enrolment of a student in the school.

(2) Subsection (1) shall not apply in respect of

(a) fees charged by the category of schools known as fee charging post primary schools, which schools are specified in a list of fee charging post primary schools published by the Minister from time to time,

(b) fees charged by the category of schools known as boarding schools, which schools are specified in a list of boarding schools published by the Minister from time to time, insofar as those fees relate solely to the cost of providing residential boarding places,

(c) fees charged by schools that provide courses known as post leaving certificate courses, insofar as those fees relate to the cost of providing such courses, or

(d) fees charged by schools that provide further education and training courses, in respect of such courses.]

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Amendments:

F70

Inserted (3.10.2018) by Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018 (14/2018), s. 9, S.I. No. 396 of 2018.