College Membership

All students, both resident students and commuter students, become members of a college when they join Lancaster University. Each college has slightly different facilities and delivers a varied range of activities and events, all with the aim of providing an environment that enhances study, recreation and personal development, as well a support network provided by staff. To help deliver these aims, each student is charged a one-off membership fee when they join the university. All income received via membership fees is spent on supporting and enhancing the college community.

Many students will live on campus in their first year but the college facilities are available to all students. All students can access advice, guidance or support via their college. If you live off campus, you can use the common room as a quiet space to relax between teaching, use the student kitchen to prepare hot drinks and food, or apply for the various college funding programmes to help enhance your student experience whilst at Lancaster.


All undergraduate members of County will be charged £40. This fee covers the full period of your degree.


A fee of £15 will apply for visiting students joining County College for an academic year or any part of an academic year.

Find out how your fees are spent.