Early Payment Reward and Discounts



Early Payment Reward Scheme 2017/18

The LSE offers an early payment reward which is credited to your sQuid Card (Loyalty Purse). This reward can be spent in the many LSE catering areas and bars.

Please note the early payment reward cannot be deducted from tuition fees, additionally:

  • There are no cash alternatives
  • There are no cash refunds offered on credits
  • All rewards must be spent by 31st July 2018
  • Alumnus students are entitled to this reward
  • You do not need to claim this reward
  • Sponsor payments are ineligible for this reward


Expected date rewards will be transferred

We expect to transfer rewards to students accounts by the 16 October 2017. The Fees Office will email you when the points have been loaded onto your account.

Payment Month


Between May 1st and June 30th

1.5 % of any money you pay will be added to your sQuid card

Between July 1st and 31st Aug

0.50 % of any money you pay will be added to your sQuid card

Please note: Rewards are not paid out based on the date you make the payment. Your payment must be received on your LSE account on the dates specified above to be eligible. 


Early Payment Reward Scheme discontinued

Please note the EPR scheme will no longer be offered after the 2017/8 academic year, students will be required to spend points by 31st July 2018.


Alumni Discount

Applicants for taught postgraduate study at LSE who have completed (regardless of when it was completed), or who are due to complete, a three year undergraduate degree at LSE are entitled to a reduction on their tuition fees. Applicants for taught postgraduate study at LSE who have completed (regardless of when it was completed), or who are due to complete, the Diploma in Accounting or Diploma in Sociology at LSE are also entitled to a reduction on their tuition fees. 

The LSE Fees Office will process your discount and you will see the reduction on your ‘LSE for You’ account in October. You do not need to claim this discount. If your alumnus discount is not processed by November 1st please email fees@lse.ac.uk with subject header ‘Missing Alumni discount’. Please remember to state your student ID number in all correspondence. The final decision on the eligibility of students for the alumnus discount rests with LSE. Appeals should go to the Head of Admissions first and then, if necessary, the Academic Registrar and Director of Academic Services.

The alumni discount can be combined with the early payment reward.

Notes on eligibility for the alumni discount:

The scheme is open to all students, whether UK, EU or non-EU. Eligibility relates to the applicant and not the source of the fee payment. If the fees for an eligible applicant are paid by a sponsor, then the sponsor will pay the reduced rate. However, if the sponsor is an alumnus but the applicant is not, then the reduction will not be applied.

This scheme covers all taught masters (MSc/MA/MPA/LLM) programmes (except MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing and students on executive MSc programmes) including Part time MSc Finance, the first year of MRes Economics (Track 1) and the first taught year of MSc (Research) programmes. It does not cover Visiting Research, MPhil/PhD or other MRes/PhD programmes. For students on double degree programmes, the alumis discount is only available for the year spent at LSE.

Futher exclusions:

The following students are excluded from this scheme: Intercollegiate students who have taken some of their courses at LSE but are registered at another university, , graduates of the LSE External Programme, occasional students and past undergraduate students who did not complete their full three year undergraduate programme.

Note: The discount was extended to General Course Alumni and will be applied in 2016/7 session.

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If you have general questions about the scheme please email fees@lse.ac.uk