If you have taken out a tuition fee loan to pay your tuition fee, this money will be automatically transferred to your tuition fee account in October. There is nothing you need do to ensure this takes place.
All maintenance loans will be paid by electronic transfer directly into your bank/building society account. It is therefore essential that Student Finance have the correct details of your bank/building society account in order to make the payment. This information is required well in advance of your programme start date.
LSE needs to confirm that you are a registered student before your loan or bursary will be released to you and does this via a bulk confirmation of student attendance to Student Finance. The first instalment of your loan entitlement will then be paid into your bank/building society account within five working days.
If you have applied for a maintenance loan, please make sure that you register (new students) or re-register (continuing students) for the new academic year before this date, otherwise your payment will be delayed.
If you have registered and haven't received your money within 5 working days of the published payment date, or have any questions about this process, please contact the Student Finance helpline on 0845 026 2019. If you are informed by Student Finance that they are still awaiting confirmation of your attendance from the School, please contact the Student Services Centre using their online enquiry form here.
The subsequent two instalments will be released shortly after the start of the Lent and Summer Terms.
If you applied through Student Finance England you can access your record, check the position of your application, and download copies of any letters sent to you online. You will need your customer service no. and password to do this.
More information about Managing your Student Finance account
If you are experiencing any problems with receiving your loan (or grant for students who started their programme prior to 2016) then please contact the Financial Support Office, who can make Short Term Loans in cases where support has been approved but not yet paid. If the problem relates to your registration status, you will be referred to the Registry team.
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