Student finance

During your time at University you will encounter many forms of finance covering different aspects of your course many of which can be dealt with by Registry Services.

  • You will need funds or sponsorship to pay your tuition fees.
  • You may receive a bursary or scholarship
  • You may require advice on payment methods

Registry Services can assist in all of these aspects and a more detailed explanation is available from the drop down menu below:

Bursaries, Scholarship and Funding

Registry Services can provide information on the payment of tuition fees but for fee assistance eligibility or funding enquiries please see 'Tuition Fees' or contact Student Advice and Wellbeing.

Having a problem paying your fees?

When you complete your enrolment at the start of each academic year, you accept responsibility for paying your tuition fees and other related course costs.

If you have not paid in full within 30 days of enrolment, established an instalment plan, or provided evidence of sponsorship, we will contact you regarding fee payment. Initially this will be by email to your university account and then by formal letter to your home and local addresses.

Please do not ignore these communications; our intention is to remind you about the outstanding balance, and to highlight that the sooner you address any issues regarding payment the easier it may be for us to assist you. In the first instance, please complete our enquiry form if you have any questions.

If your situation is of a temporary nature, or due to a delay in confirmation of funding, they may be able to extend the period before the University takes further action, or establish an instalment plan that takes account of your particular circumstances.

If your situation is more serious, or there is an issue with your funding (for example a delay in support from the Student Loans Company) they may arrange for you to see an advisor from our Student Advice and Wellbeing Department. Alternatively, you can contact them directly: studentadvice@ljmu.ac.uk or call 0151 904 3289.

Paying your fees

Paying your fees - Home EU & International

Tuition Fees - Home/EU/Island Students

How to Pay Your Fees

The university only accepts electronic payment. If you wish to pay using a debit or credit card please pay online via online payments.

If you wish to establish an instalment plan you can arrange this via the same link.

Bank transfers can be made using the following details and your 6 digit student ID number as a reference:

Barclays Bank
Lord Street
Liverpool

Account:     70571024
Sort:            20-51-01
IBAN:          GB53BARC20510170571024
Swift Code: BARCGB22

If you are a sponsored student (for example, employer or embassy) you can upload a copy of your sponsor letter at My Services.

If you have any queries regarding this you can complete our enquiry form 

Student Loans Company

Tuition Fee Loans

Home/EU students studying undergraduate or PGCE programmes are able to apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance to cover their tuition fees. This tuition fee loan comes direct to the University once we have confirmed your attendance. This confirmation is completed at three points of the year and with each confirmation the University will receive a proportion of your tuition fee loan. The schedule for these payments is as follows

Confirmation at the start of term - 25% of tuition fee loan

Confirmation at start of semester 2 - 25% of tuition fee loan

Confirmation at first working day in April - 50% of tuition fee loan

You should be aware that once confirmation of attendance has been sent to the Student Loans Company the relevant proportion of your tuition fee loan will be applied to your Student Loan account by the Student Loans Company.

Maintenance Loan and Grant

Any maintenance loan or grant you have applied for will be paid directly into your nominated bank account by the Student Loans Company. In order to release this any maintenance loan or grant the University must confirm your attendance at the start of each academic year. This confirmation will only be sent once you have completed your on-line registration as detailed on the Before You Arrive website. You will normally receive your maintenance funds into your bank account within 5 working days of the University confirming your attendance. If you complete your on-line registration at least five working days prior to your arrival/return at the University you should receive your maintenance monies on the first day of term.  Any delay in completing your on-line registration will delay you receiving your monies. In addition you must ensure that you have printed off, signed and returned your on-line declaration to Student Finance.

Transferred from another Institution?

If you have transferred from another institution it is possible that Student Finance have not yet updated your details on their system in which case the University will not be able to automatically confirm your attendance. In these circumstances the University is able to manually confirm your attendance but to do so it will require your Student Support Number, in the format SFDU*********. You should attach your student finance paperwork to an enquiry form 

Further advice on funding may be obtained from Student Advice or on the Fees and Funding web pages.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees - Home/EU students

Whilst at University you will be charged tuition fees. Unless you provide some form of evidence of sponsorship you will be required to pay these fees yourself. Full-time Home/EU undergraduates may apply to Student Finance for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of these fees and details are available through the ‘funding’ menu option on the left. If your tuition fees are being paid by an external sponsor you must provide a letter on your sponsor’s letterhead at the time that you enrol.

Tuition fees are set on an annual basis and may be subject to increase dependent upon government policy and the rate of inflation.

What happens if you don’t pay your tuition fees?

The consequences of not paying your tuition fees on time range from having your IT access and borrowing rights removed to ultimately losing your place at the University. Students who have outstanding debts will not be allowed to attend graduation, and certificates and transcripts will be withheld until all fees are paid. In extreme cases the University will also pursue outstanding debts through the courts.

Tuition Fees - International Students

International students must pay a minimum of 50% of their annual fee at, or before, enrolment and then pay the outstanding balance in full within four months of the beginning of their programme or re-enrolment. There are no exceptions to this policy.

If you are unsure what your annual tuition fee is, please complete an enquiry form 

For details on how you can pay your tuition fees visit our epayments page.

Please note that the University does not accept payments by cash or cheque (including bankers drafts).

If your fees are being paid by a sponsor (for example an employer or embassy) you must provide clear evidence of this in writing at the beginning of your programme, and at the beginning of each subsequent year.
Please note that any sponsor must normally have a UK address and postcode.

Owing to visa restrictions, international students are not eligible for any financial assistance towards their tuition fees from the University. It is assumed that international students have finances in place to pay the full cost of their fees plus their living costs for the duration of their programme.

What happens if you don’t pay your tuition fees?

The consequences of not paying your tuition fees on time range from having your IT access and borrowing rights removed to ultimately losing your place at the University. Students who have outstanding debts will not be allowed to attend graduation, and certificates and transcripts will be withheld until all fees are paid. In extreme cases the University will also pursue outstanding debts through the courts.
The University is required by law to notify United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) if any international students do not meet their obligations regarding fee payment and attendance at the University.
It is not in the University’s interest to take this course of action and we will contact you at different times during the year to remind you of your obligations and to ensure you can continue your studies at LJMU.
For further information on tuition fees please go to the Student Handbook.