New to AIT first year CAO

First Year CAO


Before you begin your academic year you will need to be fully registered with the Institute. Registration is required to gain access to a wide range of services and facilities available to our students.

The commencement date of the 2018/2019 Academic Year is: Thursday, 6th September and Friday, 7th September for CAO students.


If you are studying on any of the programmes listed below, you will be required to select an elective during the online registration process.  You are required to read the information leaflet carefully, relevant to your programme of study and to make an informed decision at elective selection stage.


Please read Step 1 and Step 2 carefully before proceeding to Step 3 by following the Next button below

Step 1

Check my AIT Email

Step 2 Information on Fees, Grant & Payment Details
Step 3 Register Online


The Institute is a Data Controller and will comply with its obligations under existing or future Data Protection and Freedom of Information legislation with regard to the dissemination of personal information to any third party.
Athlone Institute of Technology, taking into account the changing needs of learners, society and industry, must at times revise programmes, courses or modules.  The Institute, being mindful of the above, and in order to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the Institute reserves the right to change any programme of study, course or module.
Only students in good financial standing will continue to have entitlement to Library, IT and assessment privileges.

Check AIT Email (Step 1)

Your AIT email can be accessed from anywhere by going to Student Email Account 

The Webmail login page will appear (see image below)

You are required to check your AIT student email account on a daily basis as it is the main form of communication between you and AIT with regards to class changes, exam information etc.

Student Fee, Grant & Payment Information (Step 2)

                                                                                                    Student Contribution Fee €3,000 
                                                                                                             Material Fee €100

Material Fee and Course Specific Fees must be paid in full before 30th October 2018 and are not covered by a maintenance grant.

Pay Fees Online is available to all students at under Quicklinks – this is the preferred method of payment and you are encouraged to avail of this payment option.


Payment Options Available
Option 1

 Full Payment € 3,100 & Tuition (if applicable) before 30th October 2018   

Option 2  

 First Instalment €1,600 & 50% Tuition (if applicable) before 30th October 2018      

 Second Instalment €1,500 & 50% Tuition (if applicable) before 20th January 2019


Online payment and further details are available at Undergraduate Student Fee Information Academic Year 2018-2019

Late Fee Payment Penalties

  • Loss of IT facilities after non-payment of 1st instalment - 4th November 2018
  • Loss of IT facilities after non-payment of 2nd instalment - 1st February 2019
  • Examination Results withheld
  • Student material fees must be paid in full before 30th October. All full-time undergraduate programmes attract a material fee of €100.  There are a specific number of programmes attracting a course specific fee, please see undergraduate fee payment information document.
  • Tuition fees may apply to some students (e.g. those repeating a year, or those who already hold a third level qualification equivalent to your chosen program)

Online Registration (Step 3)

Students who have accepted a place through CAO can register online from Tuesday, 28th of August to Friday, 7th September 2018.

All eligible students will have received a letter in the post which will contain your UserID and PIN (Your UserID will be your AIT Student number).  You will be required to change your PIN when you first login for security reasons.

Click here for instructions on Registering Online