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How to pay

Follow this simple process to pay for your studies at LSBU

Full-time Home and EU undergraduates

Home and EU student applications for maintenance funding, tuition fee loans and other support should be made online through Student Finance England (SFE). Details for international students can be found on our International Fees and Funding page.

Details of student finance are provided by Student Finance England. SFE will send you a Financial Notification setting out your entitlements - you will need to bring this document with you to your face-to-face enrolment at the University. All entries in our Course Finder show tuition fee information. Search our Course Finder now.

As part of your face-to-face enrolment meeting we will check whether you have applied for and been awarded a tuition fee loan. You will be asked to make payment in full of any amount not covered by your tuition fee loan. You will remain personally responsible for payment of fees and charges, even if there is an arrangement for the University to receive payment on your behalf from the Students Loans Company.

If you choose not to take a loan your fees are payable in full at your face-to-face Enrolment session. If you are ineligible for a tuition fee loan you will need to provide evidence of this at your face-to-face Enrolment and you may be eligible to pay your fees by instalments. See our arrangements for self-funding students.

Part-time Home and EU undergraduates

You will need to provide evidence that your tuition fee loan is in place at your face-to-face enrolment session. If this isn't possible then you will need to pay at least the initial down-payment of a half (50%) of your yearly tuition fee.

It is your responsibility to contact Student Finance England to make sure your application is processed and that you receive a letter confirming your fee loan entitlement. Students not eligible for the part-time fee loan can pay as self-funded, sponsored or part self-funding/part-sponsored students.

Payment arrangements

Pay online

You can pay online using our Online Payment Portal.

Pay by bank transfer

All bank transfers should be made via our partner Western Union Business Solutions.

This service allows you, your parents and sponsors to pay your fees in your local currency and from your home bank account without worrying about exchange rates or bank charges. Your payment will arrive quickly and in full to the university.

Please visit our Western Union page for more information or make a payment (this link requires the latest version of your internet browser).

Sponsored students

You will need to bring a letter from your employer or other organisation to your enrolment meeting that provides the following information:

  • Your name and the amount of sponsorship agreed to be paid on your behalf
  • The contact name and email of the person in the organisation who has agreed your sponsorship
  • The address of your company’s Finance Department where the invoice will be sent
  • A purchase order number – emailed to or
  • You may wish to use the Tuition Fee Sponsorship form (PDF File 798 KB). Complete this form and bring it along to your enrolment

You will remain personally responsible for payment of fees and charges, even if there is an arrangement for the University to receive payment on your behalf from a sponsor or any other third party.

Self-funding students

Home or EU full-time undergraduates, including students on the PgDip Architecture, MArch Architecture and PGCE courses, are not eligible for the self-funding student payment arrangements. See our tuition fee regulations (PDF File 136 KB) for further information.

NB: Students studying for fewer than 2 semesters in any one academic year are not eligible to pay in instalments and do not qualify for any early settlement discounts.

When you enrol it is essential that you either:

  • pay the full fee plus any registration fee, or
  • pay the initial down payment of one half (50%) of the fee plus the full amount of any registration fee. (The remaining two instalments, each amounting to a quarter (25%) of the fee are due on the dates given below.)

Deadlines for the 2019/20 academic year are set out below.

Payment arrangements for self-funding students starting programmes September 2019

Amount due

For New Students

Full payment

At your published enrolment session


Initial down payment

At your published enrolment session

First instalment

2 December 2019

Second instalment

31 January 2020

Please note – other dates apply to students enrolling on full year courses that do not start in September.

Further information

Download our tuition fee regulations (PDF File 136 KB).