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 Student Finance 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 by Student Finance 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 when advised, otherwise your payment will be delayed.
If you have registered for your studies at LSE and haven't received your maintnenance loan from Student Finance within five 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.
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 number and password to do this.
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If you are experiencing any major delays or problems with receiving your Student Finance maintenance loan then please contact the Financial Support Office we are not able to intervene with your application with Student Finance, but can offer advice or support.
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