How are your tuition fees spent

This webpage illustrates how the School gathers income and prioritises expenditure to provide you with experiences and opportunities to enable you to achieve your ambitions.

Did you know?

In the last year, the LSE spent:

  • £18.9m on direct financial support to students in the form of scholarships£16.2m on providing IT Services and teaching and learning facilities
  • £8.2m on providing Library services£0.9m on LSE LIFE - the School's centre for academic, personal, and professional development£2.6m to fund the Students’ Union
  • £2.3m on Student Wellbeing, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Widening Participation and Sports
  • £2.2m on helping students find their ideal careers
  • £0.9m on LSE 100 – the School’s flagship interdisciplinary course for undergraduate students, broadening engagement with social scientific analysis.
  • £0.4m on the PhD Academy 

In the last year, the LSE spent:

money spent new LSE


Analysis of 2016/17 Expenditure by activity all figures in 

Analysis of expenditure by activity

Developing student learning spaces

in the 2016/17 academic year, the LSE invested £34.4m into improving student learning and teaching spaces across campus