The Customer First accredited Fees Office manages everything relating to Fees, US, Canadian and Indian loans (including for living expenses) and Professional and Career Development Loans. Please note UK Student Loans are dealt with via Student Finance England.
Scholarships, bursaries, studentships, prizes and hardship funds are administered by the Financial support office
The information on our website covers in detail all the core services we offer, please ensure you have read all the relevant pages before contacting us with any questions.
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Fees are charged for all students at the London School of Economics there are no exceptions. Every student must have sufficient funds before starting their course and declare it on the Financial Undertaking Form before registration.
Fees are charged in £UK (Sterling). The LSE will not give the fee in any other currency.
Fee levels are displayed on the LSE website, the figures quoted are for one year of study. If your programme includes a period of study at another institution the fees will be set by the institution in question and payable there.
Please note that fees are paid in each year (academic session) for which you are registered and normally rise each year. They do not stay the same as in the year you started.
Students who are self-financed are deemed to be paying the fees from personal finance, family members or through a loan. If your fees are being paid by a third party i.e.: Sponsor, a bill or invoice will be sent direct to a government, charity or company.
Your fees may be paid via an award, if your award is less than your total fees you are expected to pay the balance. Any outstanding balance not covered by a sponsor or an award must be paid by the student.
A sponsor cannot be anyone who gives their money to the student directly, such as a loan company. If you are a UK/EU student and take out a loan with the Student Loans Company your loan will be paid direct to the School. If funding comes from family or a loan, then the student is termed 'self-financed'.
It is the responsibility of the student to make sure fees are paid on time.
Funding may be in the form of a loan, a sponsor (government, charity, company) or an award. Parents are not deemed as sponsors. Sponsors have several meanings: A government, a government department, a charity.
In November following the registration period, invoices are sent to all sponsors. The fees for the whole year have to be paid in full within 30 days of the invoice date, no discount is offered to sponsors.
The LSE Fees Office administers and provides general advice on the following US loans:
Federal Stafford loans
Graduate Plus Loans
Parent Plus Loans
We also provide advice and certification on
Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL’s)
Tuition Fee loans for Home/EU students(Advice only)
For further information please see Loans
LSE for You and Payment Portal Interruptions:
Please note that LFY and Fee Payment Portals will be unavailable throughout Friday 11th April due to an essential upgrade to the School Student Information Systems.
Access to LFY/Fee Payment Portal may also be interrupted on Thursday 10th April and Monday 14th April.
Please accept our apologies for an inconvenience this may cause
We regularly update the news and events page to advise students of:
Changes to drop in hours
Award cheque notification
Payment Plan notification
US loan essential information
You should ensure you visit this page regularly for updates.
For a comprehensive overview please see LSE Student Fees Policy. This document can be viewed online or downloaded as a PDF.
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