You are not required to pay fees during an approved interruption , but are liable to pay fees for the period you have been registered prior to interrupting. Once an interruption has been processed, the Fees Office will be notified, who in turn will refund any payments to you, as necessary.
When recommencing your studies after an approved interruption period, you will be charged the fees effective in the academic year of your return.
If you are granted an interruption of studies and decide to permanently withdraw from your programme during the interruption period, you will have your fees recalculated to account for the teaching you received prior to interruption. For more information about the tuition fee policy as it relates to interruptions and withdrawals, please visit Fees Income and Credit Control.
Student Loans Company
If you are reliant on funds from the Student Loans Company (SLC) to pay your fees and interrupt during the Michaelmas or Lent Term will be charged a fee in line with the schedule of loan payments from the SLC (i.e. 25% of the fee if the interruption applies after the end of Michaelmas Term and 50% of the fee if the interruption applies after the end of Lent Term).
Once you have interrupted your studies, you will not be eligible to apply for financial support from LSE. If the reason for interruption is financial difficulty, you may wish to contact the Financial Support Office prior to interrupting to check if there is any support available that may permit you to continue with your studies.
If you have interrupted your studies and re-registered in a subsequent academic session, you will not be eligible to apply or re-apply for pre-entry financial support schemes, such as the Graduate Support Scheme, the Undergraduate Support Scheme or other awards and scholarships.
If a you have a LSE or external scholarship, you should check the terms of their award before requesting an interruption, since there may be implications for your scholarship.