Payments

Answering your payment queries

We understand that paying for your accommodation is quite a big deal, so we'll try to answer your questions, but the Accommodation team is always there to help, whenever you need them.

Affordability

We understand with the cost of living everyone is looking more closely at budget and spending habits

Dependent on how you are financed the accommodation fees will be a huge part of your costs before you have event thought about food and social activities. Before you accept your offer of accommodation think about budgeting and plan how you will support yourself.

LSBU recognises the difficulties and living in London doesn’t have to break the bank! Also look at the UCAS for some great ideas!

You will be reminded of the payment dates and it’s really important you keep in touch should you experience any hardship.

How do I pay?

The preferred method is you can pay online, and you will need your Student ID number to do this.  Please ensure you tick Accommodation Fees; otherwise, this will delay your payment going on your account.

You can also pay at your Halls reception as they have the facilities to be able to accept payment.

Bank transfer and Convera payments are accepted in some cases (International students who do not have access to UK credit facilities) but you must liaise with the Accommodation Team so they can work with the Finance team. Please be aware this payment method can be delayed.

How to pay

Once you have accepted your offer and paid the advanced payment of £300, you can start to prepare for you arrival.

Choose your payment option:

pay your full year fees by the first instalment

pay by monthly instalments starting in September through to May if you are offered a 37-week contract – payment dates are:

  • 23 September 2023
  • 23 October 2023
  • 20 November 2023
  • 25 December 2023
  • 22 January 2024
  • 19 February 2024
  • 18 March 2024
  • 15 April 2024
  • 13 May 2024

Pay by monthly instalments starting in September through to July if applicant is offered a 48 week contract- payment dates are:

  • 9 September 2023
  • 9 October 2023
  • 13 November 2023
  • 11 December 2023
  • 15 January 2024
  • 12 February 2024
  • 11 March 2024
  • 15 April 2024
  • 13 May 2024
  • 10 June 2024
  • 15 July 2024

pay by 3 instalments as follows:

On your application, you’ll be asked to select your preferred option so we can set that up for you. If you don’t let us know your preferred option, your application will automatically default to three termly payment instalments.

The 3 payment instalment dates are as follows:

  • Instalment 1 Monday 9 October 2023
  • Instalment 2 Monday 8 January 2024
  • Instalment 3 Monday 15 April 2024 (less any advanced payment made)

You will be reminded of the payment dates via email and it’s important you keep in touch should you experience any hardship. Just talk to us and resolve it together.

How to make a payment

  • The preferred method is to pay online. You’ll need your student ID number and make sure you tick ‘Accommodation Fees’ otherwise this will delay your payment going on your account.
  • You can also pay at your Halls reception as they have the facilities to be able to accept payment.
  • Bank transfer and Western Union payments are accepted in some cases (International students who do not have access to UK credit facilities) but you’ll need to liaise with the Accommodation Team so they can work with the Finance team. Please be aware this payment method can be delayed.

What is the room advanced payment?

The advanced payment is how we secure your place in our accommodation. Once you have paid the £300 room advanced payment on receiving your accommodation offer, you're all set to start living your London life. The advanced payment is refundable, which means it will be taken off your final term's instalment.

Budgeting plan

Your accommodation fees will be a big part of your costs at university so it’s a good idea to think about a budget plan and take advantage of student discounts and a student bank account to help find ways to save money while studying.

Contact us

Having trouble paying your accommodation fees? Go to Pay Online or email accommodation@lsbu.ac.uk for alternative options.

If you require any advice or help, please visit the Accommodation Office based in the Student Centre or call 020 7815 6417.

Further information

  • Apply through our Online Accommodation Application Service
  • Under the section More information you will see documentation that can be downloaded which is relevant to you whilst you stay in halls.
  • If you require any advice or help please visit the Accommodation Office based in the Student Centre or call 020 7815 6417.