Pay your fees

Many students arrange for their fees to be financed by Student Finance. Postgraduate, international and self-funding students can also find guidance below. Students are also required to pay a small college fee.

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  • Student Finance

    Stay safe

    We want all our students to be safe from phishing attempts and scams. So please be aware that Student Finance will never ask students to update their bank details or verify their account or personal details by email. 

    Undergraduates

    If your tuition fees are being paid via a Student Finance loan, please upload your ‘University or College Payment Advice’ letter during the Registration process

    If you went through clearing or are transferring from another university, please contact tuition-fees@lancaster.ac.uk so we can ensure your funding assessment is transferred to Lancaster University. Having the wrong university on your assessment can delay your loan and any Lancaster bursaries/scholarships. We will need your Lancaster University ID number and Student Support Number from Student Finance. 

    Postgraduates

    Postgraduate students from England or Wales who are paying their tuition fees with a loan from Student Finance will receive a tuition fee invoice after University registration. Once registered, they should contact creditcontrol@lancaster.ac.uk to request their payments are scheduled to fall in line with loan payment dates.  Proof of the loan will be required.

    Postgraduate taught students from Northern Ireland with a loan from Student Finance will need to provide proof of funding. This can be submitted during Registration, emailed to tuition-fees@lancaster.ac.uk. If you receive an invoice, it means we are not aware of the loan and you should contact the Tuition Fees team. If, when applying for the loan, you can’t find your course, please email tuition-fees@lancaster.ac.uk and they will arrange for the database to be updated.

    SAAS, Isle of Man or Channel Island funded students should refer to the ‘Sponsored students’ section for tuition fee guidance.

    More information

    The Student Finance zone also has some useful tips.

  • Self-funded students

    If you are self-financing your studies, you should settle your fees or pay the first instalment when you register. The 'Paying your fees when you register' and 'Payment  by instalments' sections below contain more details.

  • Sponsored students
  • Paying your fees in advance

    Fees can be paid before registration or the issue of an invoice. Any amounts paid in advance of an invoice will not be reflected on the invoice. These can be seen on either the Payment Portal or the fees statement in the Student Portal.

    Payments can be made as follows:

    Online by debit or credit card via the Payment Portal: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/online-payments/

    If you do not have an invoice you can pay in advance by selecting ‘Add Other Payments’.

    Bank Transfer:

    Bank Name: Barclays Bank

    Account Name: Lancaster University

    Account No: 40981516

    Sort Code: 20-55-34

    IBAN: GB 74 BARC 2055 3440 9815 16

    BIC/Swift: BARC GB 22

    Bank Address: Barclays Business Centre, Manchester City Office, PO Box 357, 51 Mosley Street, Manchester, M60 2AU

    Please quote student/applicant ID and full name as your Reference

    International Bank Transfer/Payment via Western Union

    Lancaster University has partnered with Western Union to allow students, their families or their sponsors the opportunity to securely pay tuition and/or accommodation fees in their local currency.

    To obtain a quote and payment instructions please go to the University’s Payment Portal and select International & Other Payment Methods: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/online-payments/

    Please quote student/applicant ID and invoice number (if known) with all payments

  • Paying your fees when you register

    Payments can be made as follows:

    Online by debit or credit card via the Payment Portal: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/online-payments/

    If you do not have an invoice you can pay in advance by selecting ‘Add Other Payments’.

    Bank Transfer:

    Bank Name: Barclays Bank

    Account Name: Lancaster University

    Account No: 40981516

    Sort Code: 20-55-34

    IBAN: GB 74 BARC 2055 3440 9815 16

    BIC/Swift: BARC GB 22

    Bank Address: Barclays Business Centre, Manchester City Office, PO Box 357, 51 Mosley Street, Manchester, M60 2AU

    Please quote student/applicant ID and full name as your Reference

    International Bank Transfer/Payment via Western Union

    Lancaster University has partnered with Western Union to allow students, their families or their sponsors the opportunity to securely pay tuition and/or accommodation fees in their local currency.

    To obtain a quote and payment instructions please go to the University’s Payment Portal and select International & Other Payment Methods: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/online-payments/

    Please quote student/applicant ID and invoice number (if known) with all payments

  • Payment by instalments

    If you are a self-financing student you can pay your tuition fees as follows:

    Students starting in October:

    • In full by the first day of term 1 (October).
    • In two equal instalments due on the first day of term 1 (October) and the first day of term 2 (January).

    Students with non-standard start dates:

    • Within 15 days of the invoice date.
    • In two equal instalments that can be viewed from the Payment Portal facility, as soon as an invoice has been issued.

     

  • International students

    We strongly recommend you open a bank account either before you reach Lancaster or immediately afterwards. This will make it easier to pay your fees and accommodation charges. Find out how to open a bank account in the Money section of the international student advice webpages.

    International Bank Transfer via Western Union (Business)

    Lancaster University has partnered with Western Union (Business) to allow students, their families or their sponsors the opportunity to securely pay tuition and/or accommodation fees in their local currency. To obtain a quote and payment instructions please go to the University’s Payment Portal and select International & Other Payment Methods: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/online-payments/

    Current Exchange Controls

    If you are an international student from a country where it is necessary to apply well in advance for permission to transfer money to this country, please ensure that you do so. Where there is exchange control, you will be expected to have cleared this before you start your studies at Lancaster.

    Beware of Tuition Fee Payment Scams

    The University has been made aware of fraudulent activity at universities across the country where a third party offers to pay a student’s fees on their behalf at a discounted rate. The third party is a fraudster who receives money from the student then uses stolen credit cards to attempt to make payments to their University. These payments will be rejected, leaving the student’s fees unpaid and their money in the hands of the fraudster. In particular, Chinese students are being approached in person and via WeChat by individuals offering to pay their university tuition fees at a reduced rate if they use a ‘third-party facilitator’. If you are concerned, please seek the advice of the University via the Student Funding team or The Base

    Further advice

    For more information and advice, please visit the Money section of our international webpages.

     

  • Tuition fee invoices

    Student fee invoices are made available on the Student Portal after the start of term. Students will be sent an email when their invoice is ready to be viewed/printed. Sponsor invoices are issued on paper. Any amounts paid in advance will not be reflected on the invoice.

  • College fees

    Once you have been accepted into a college, you will receive confirmation and be required to pay a college membership fee of £40 for undergraduates and research students and £15 for students on one-year courses. Fees for students starting in 2021 have not yet been set. Find out more about choosing a college and paying the college membership fee.

Check your awards eligibility

You may be eligible to receive loans, scholarships and bursaries depending on your family income and academic performance.

1. Check whether you are eligible to receive an award

The scholarships and bursaries 2020 page provides details of eligibility for a variety of funding opportunities as well as their cash value. See whether you are likely to receive a loan, scholarship or bursary.

2. Find out more about how the system works

Get answers to your questions at the scholarships and bursaries FAQ page which will continue to be updated as the new term approaches. Topics include applications, eligibility, payments and what happens if your situation changes. If you want to know more about Government loans, visit the Student Finance page.

3. Authorise payments

Find detailed instructions on how to nominate a bank account to receive payments from Lancaster University.