Pay your fees
How and when to pay your tuition fees as a distance learner. Select the options applicable to you.
If you are self-financing your studies, you will settle your fees in full, or pay the first instalment within seven days of the start date of your programme. Visit the online payments page.
If you are sponsored, proof of sponsorship must be provided, preferably in advance of registration. Invoices cannot be raised to any outside agency unless you provide a statement from your sponsor confirming their sponsorship. Such proof should be on letter headed paper and may be posted or scanned and emailed. Your proof of sponsorship letter should include:
- the full details of the amount and/or duration of the funding
- the address to which the invoice should be sent
- any sponsor specific reference or order number which has to be quoted on the invoice.
Send proof of sponsorship to:
Student Registry, A floor University House, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW
Paying your fees in advance
You can make online payments or you can transfer funds directly into the University’s bank account. You need to contact your own bank to do this for you. The details of our bank are:
Barclays Business Centre
Manchester City Office
PO Box 357
51 Mosley Street
Branch Sort Code: 20-55-34
Account number: 40981516
Account name: Lancaster University
IBAN: GB 74 BARC 2055 3440 9815 16
Swift Code: BARC GB 22
BIC: BARC GB 22
The University does not provide tuition fee invoices to applicants, therefore when transferring money from your bank to our bank account, please include your Lancaster University ID number and your full name.
Payment by instalments
If you are a self-financing student you can pay your tuition fees in two equal instalments - please log into your online account to check individual due dates. Each instalment is the equivalent of half of the full annual fee.
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.