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Paying your accommodation fees

Payment methods and payment schedules for accommodation

This page lists the payment deadlines for your accommodation fees, explains how to pay depending on which hall you live in, and what to do if you have a problem with paying your fees. 

Payment schedules and methods depend on the hall that you're staying in.

Payment deadlines, fees schedules and payment methods to pay for your accommodation in halls

LSE halls and Sidney Webb House

Payment deadlines

Your fees are due by the dates in the table. Your invoice will be visible in the online payment portal from late September. 

1. Pay termly 

payment deadlines
Academic year 2019/20Fees due by
Michaelmas Term Friday 4 October 2019
Lent Term Friday 24 January 2020
Summer Term Sunday 23 May 2020
Summer vacation (50 week contracts
only)
Friday 26 June 2020

2. Pay in instalments (in exceptional circumstances)

You need to pay your fees termly. However, in exceptional circumstances we may allow you to pay monthly. You need to request this from us and we can't guarantee that we will approve your request. If you ask us to pay in instalments because you receive monthly funding from a sponsor, you must include documentation from them to confirm this. To be considered for a monthly payment plan, send your request with any documentation (such as your sponsor letter) to: residences.fees@lse.ac.uk

Fees schedules per hall and room type

Check in your licence agreement to see the exact amounts for your room.

Academic year 2019/20

Payment methods

1. Online payment by card or wire transfer
You can pay by credit or debit card, or by bank wire transfer. We can't accept American Express. You will need to know how much you need to pay. If you are unsure of the amount, contact residences.fees@lse.ac.uk.  

  • To pay online, log into the online payment portal and select 'Advance payment'. 
  • Enter the amount you would like to pay. 
  • Select whether you want to pay by card (AmEx not accepted) or by wire transfer. If you select ‘Pay by wire', you will be redirected to Western Union to receive a quote.  

2. Cheque payment by post

  • make cheques payable to 'LSE'
  • write your student ID number and the hall name onto the back of the cheque
  • post the completed cheque to:
    Residences Fees Team
    LRB502 Lionel Robbins Building
    Houghton Street
    London WC2A 2AE

3. Cheque payment in person

  • make cheques payable to 'LSE'
  • write your student ID number onto the back of the cheque
  • All halls except Sidney Webb House: please hand in the cheque at your reception. If you live at Sidney Webb House please present in person to:
    Residential Services Office
    3.02 Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    Houghton Street
    London WC2A 2AE

4. Other payment methods

If you are unable to pay online, please contact residences.fees@lse.ac.uk, as we may be able to make alternative arrangements with you.

We can't accept cash, but we can provide you with a paying-in slip so you can deposit the cash into our account. You can collect it from the Residential Services Office or from your hall reception.

Sanctuary Students - Lilian Knowles House 

Payment deadlines

Depending on your payment plan and contract, you will need to pay your accommodation in one or three instalments.

Payment dates are available at:

Payments are made directly to Sanctuary Students and not to LSE.

Payment methods

1. Recurring Card Payment (RCP)

To set up a RCP, log into the Sanctuary Students Online System 

2. International payments using Western Union Business Solutions

Pay your rent in your local currency without worrying about exchange rates or bank charges. Exchange rates are competitive, and the service is free to use for international students. Your family or sponsors can also use it to make payments for you. To use this quick and easy service:

  • visit the Sanctuary Students Western Union payment page
  • enter your student ID, contact details and the details of the person paying
  • enter the amount you would like to pay in GBP (£). You will now be supplied with a quote which tells you the amount the payment will cost in your local currency. The quote is guaranteed for 72 hours.
  • Contact your bank to transfer the funds in your local currency to Western Union Business Solutions, using the details included in the quote. They will then forward the payment in GBP (£).

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Payment deadlines

Depending on whether you've chosen to pay your accommodation in three or ten instalments, your dates are as follows:

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Academic year 2019/20 
urbanest - three instalmentsurbanest - ten instalments
20 August 2019 20 August 2019
2 January 2020 1 October 2019
1 April 2020 1 November 2019
  3 December 2019
  2 January 2020
  3 February 2020
  1 April 2020
  1 May 2020
  1 June 2020
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Academic year 2018/19 
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21 August 2018 21 August 2018
2 January 2019 1 October 2018
1 April 2019 1 November 2018
  1 December 2018
  2 January 2019
  1 February 2019
  1 March 2019
  1 April 2019
  1 May 2019
  3 June 2019

Payment methods

Payments are made directly to urbanest and not to LSE. 

urbanest accepts payments made by credit/debit card or bank transfer. Cash is not accepted. There is no charge when paying with a UK debit card and a 1.5-2% charge (by your bank) is added to all other card payments. Additional fees on bank/wire transfers will depend on your bank so check with them beforehand.

University of London (UoL) halls

Payment schedule

Depending on your contract and payment plan, you will need to pay in one, three or seven instalments. Payment dates are in the UoL payment guide [PDF]

Payments are made directly to the University of London and not to LSE. 

Payment methods

1. Online
Pay your accommodation fees using the UoL epay online system

2. By phone or in person
You can use a Debit or Credit Card (UoL can't accept American Express). To pay, call or visit the Financial Services Property Office:

Financial Services Property Office
Telephone: 020 7862 5772
Office: 4th Floor, Student Central Building,
Malet Street, London
WC1E 7HY

3. By cheque
You can pay by cheque in person at the Financial Services Property Office, 4th Floor, Student Central Building, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY

4. By bank Transfer
Use the bank details supplied at the bottom of your accommodation invoice. When making a transfer, you must reference the payment with your surname and accommodation ID (for example ICH Smith – 0012345). For bank details view the UoL payment guide [PDF]


Refunds, cancellations and what to do if there's a problem

Cancellations and refunds

Different refund and cancellation policies apply to different types of accommodation. 

What to do if you have a problem paying your fees

LSE Halls and Sidney Webb House

Contact us straight away if you are having difficulties paying your fees: residences.fees@lse.ac.uk. If you miss a deadline, we will add an additional charge of £5.00 per week to your account, until payment is made. You may qualify to pay in monthly instalments instead of termly. 

Sanctuary Students - Lilian Knowles House

Don't ignore it. Talk to Sanctuary Students as soon as you know there is a problem. They will be able to advise you. In exceptional circumstances, they may permit a delay to your payment or allow you to make part-payment. They may offer your other support, like referring you to CiC for free debt advice. Submit your request to their team and they’ll let you know once the request is confirmed. Contact Sanctuary Students

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Get in touch with urbanest on lsebookings@urbanest.co.uk or call direct on +44 (0)20 7042 7890.

University of London halls

Contact the University of London Financial Services Property Team directly on 020 7862 5772 or in person at the Financial Services Property Office. It's located next to the University of London Housing Services Office on the 4th Floor of the Student Central Building, London WC1E 7HY.
This is a service provided by the University of London, not by LSE.