Paying your tuition fees
Below are answers to some common questions you may have about your tuition fees.
If you are eligible for a tuition fee loan from the UK Government, you do not pay tuition fees up-front. Find out more about student loan repayment.
Frequently asked questions
How much are the tuition fees for my course?
The rate of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status. Find out more about how we assess your fee status.
Home rate of tuition
This fee is controlled by the UK government and will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation and approved by Parliament.
If you have applied for a Tuition Fee Loan, your tuition fees will be paid directly to Imperial by the Student Loans Company (SLC) – you will not receive this money yourself. This payment is made in three instalments each year, once confirmation is received by SLC from the College that you are in attendance at the start of each term:
|When tuition fees are paid by SLC to Imperial||How much is paid to Imperial|
|Start of Term 1||25% of the tuition fee|
|Start of Term 2||25% of the tuition fee|
|Start of Term 3||50% of the tuition fee|
The Government has confirmed that EU students who begin a course in the 2020–21 academic year (until the end of July 2021) will be eligible to pay the same fee as Home students and have access to student finance for the duration of their course, as long as they meet certain requirements which are unchanged from previous years. This includes students who begin the course remotely.
Students from the EU, other EEA and/or Switzerland starting a course on or after 1 August 2021 will no longer be eligible for the Home fee rate, and so will be charged the Overseas fee. Please note this does not apply to Irish students or students with Citizens Rights benefitting from Citizens’ Rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement respectively.
For regular updates for EU students, please see our Imperial and the EU webpages.
Overseas rate of tuition
The fees for overseas students vary per course.
You can find the fees for your year of entry on the relevant course page.
I'm paying the tuition fees myself, how do I do this?
I have been invoiced for fees but have applied for a Tuition Fee Loan, what should I do?
If you believe that your tuition fees are being funded by a Tuition Fee Loan from the Student Loans Company but you have received a tuition fees invoice from the College, please first check that you have received confirmation of the loan.
Please also ensure that you apply for the correct loan amount, as any difference between the amount applied for and the final tuition fee amount due will be invoiced to you directly.
What if a sponsor is paying my tuition fees?
For more information about payment of fees by a sponsor, including how to provide evidence of a sponsorship agreement, please see the 'Sponsored students' section on the Student Finance website.
I have a question about CAS.
Find out more about using a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from Imperial College London to prove tuition fees payments made to the College to the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration section of the Home Office.
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Questions about tuition fees
Who should I contact about a tuition fee payment I've made?
If you have a question about payments already made to the College please get in touch with the Accounts Receivable Office:
020 7594 8858