You are not required to pay tuition fees during an approved interruption and any fees you have already paid for the term you interrupt can be refunded by the Fees Office at your request, or banked and taken off the fees due when you return to your studies.
When recommencing your studies after an approved interruption period, you will be charged the fees effective in the academic year of your return. You can view the Table of Fees for more detail.
If you are granted an interruption of studies and later decide to permanently withdraw from your programme your fees will be 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 allow 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 you have an LSE or external scholarship you should check the terms of their award before requesting an interruption, since there may be implications for your scholarship.