Paying your tuition or accommodation fees

How to pay

At Leicester we recognise that students need flexibility when paying fees. We provide a range of payment options to suit everyone.

If someone else, such as a relative, is paying your fee they can use the methods above. There is a different process if a sponsor has agreed to pay all or part of your tuition fee.

If you have any questions, email or call +44 (0)116 252 2448.

Tuition fees

Your tuition fees will be based on your residential status at the time of applying. To find out how much your tuition fees will be, please go to our course pages and find the degree you are interested in studying.

The fees to be charged by the University will be updated on the University website and if there is any inconsistency between a print publication (such as the prospectus) and the website, the website should be taken as correct.  However, the fee will be the amount quoted in your offer letter/email, which takes into account any discounts or scholarships.

The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year. If you are studying on a programme of more than one year’s duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year.

Student Loan

If you have successfully applied for a student loan to cover your tuition fees the money will transfer straight from the Student Loans Company to the University without you having to do anything.


If you are not taking a Tuition Fee Loan, you can pay your fees as a self-funding student (you or a family member paying on your behalf). Your fee will be the amount quoted in your offer letter/email, which takes into account any discounts or scholarships.

If you are going to be studying on campus, you can either pay the full fee up front before term starts, or half up front and half three months later.

If you are taking a distance learning course, you have three options: the whole lot now, or half now and half in a year's time; or six equal instalments spread over two years.

In either case, you will not be able to register for your course until we have received that first payment. The deadline for payment will be in your offer letter/email.

If your financial circumstances change after you have started your course please contact the Student Fees and Income Management to discuss this: