Undergraduate Tuition Fees 2021-2022
Home fees for students based in the UK are set at £9,250 per annum for new students starting in September 2021.
The UK government has confirmed that students from the EU, EEA or Switzerland starting their course in 2021 will no longer be eligible for home fee status, and will instead pay the international tuition fee rate.
Existing home and EU status undergraduate students who began their course of study between 2012 and 2016 have their tuition fees set at £9,000 per annum. Existing students who began their course of study between 2017 and 2021 will have their tuition fees set at £9,250.
International tuition fees can be found on the online prospectus.
Important to know: All tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.
For further information and detail, please refer to Student Funding: Undergraduate Tuition Fees 2021-22.
Student Loans & Grants 2020-21 for Home students
The student support package offered by the government is available to most full-time, home, undergraduate, first degree students.
The main student finance package includes:
Students who started in 2016-17 or earlier may also be eligible for:
Tuition fee loans pay for your course.
Maintenance loans and grants help with living costs (e.g. accommodation, books, bills). The Student Finance Calculator will let you calculate the amount of maintenance loan you're likely to receive.
You have to pay back loans but you don’t need to pay back grants.
You may also be eligible for extra help on top of this, e.g. if you study abroad.
Funding from the USA
Can I use Federal Student Aid to fund my studies at King's?
Federal Direct Loans are provided by the US government and are available to US citizens and eligible non-citizens.
King’s College London’s Student Funding Office administers and processes all loans on behalf of eligible students. Students can use Federal Student Aid to fund their studies at King's.
For full information and detail about eligibility and the application process for Federal Student Aid at King's, please visit Student Funding: United States Student Loans 2020-21.
Can I use Federal Student Aid to fund a distance learning course at King's?
If you are studying a distance learning course, or any part of your course is delivered online, then you will not be eligible for US Federal Aid.
In these circumstances, students might be able to seek private study loans in the US to cover the costs of tuition and living costs.
If you’re unsure or have further questions on this, please contact the Student Funding Office.
Can I use my GI Bill benefits to study at King’s?
Students can use their Post 911/GI Bill benefits to study at King’s. You can find more information by visiting US Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits 2020-21
You can find out if the course you wish to study has been approved for VA Benefits online by visiting the US Department for Veterans Affairs. If it has not, please let us know and we will contact the VA and request that the course be approved.
Important to know: Except for PhD programmes, distance-learning programmes cannot be approved for VA Benefits. While the GI Bill can be used to cover correspondence courses in the US, our distance learning programmes do not meet the VA’s accreditation requirements.
What happens if I’m using my GI Bill benefits to pay for my course?
- We will need you to provide your Certificate of Eligibility with details of your entitlement, and your Social Security Number.
- Once you have enrolled in September, we will submit a notification to the VA confirming your enrolment and providing details of your tuition fees.
- Due to the GI Bill fee cap and fluctuations in exchange rate, your GI Bill payments may be more or less than your total tuition fee amount. Credit Control will contact you to arrange payment of any shortfall, or to arrange a refund where the amount received exceeds your fees.
Important to know: If your registration status changes during your course, please contact us as soon as possible so we can notify the VA and prevent any overpayment of benefits.
Key questions about funding
For the key questions about funding, visit our Student Funding FAQs.
We provide information on these topics:
I have a student loan and have transferred to King's from another institution, what should I do?
Before starting at King’s
If your Student Finance application was for a different institution and you are yet to start your course at King's, you can let Student Finance know that you have changed your course or university using your online account.
Already started at King’s
If your course has begun, you can’t update Student Finance about this change and instead, King's will need to submit a change of circumstance notification to Student Finance to let them know you have transferred to us.
Please contact the Student Funding Office to do this. The transfer of your application to King's will be subject to processing times and this can delay the funding being released into your bank account, so please let them know as soon as possible, and also whether this will cause you difficulties with key expenses, such as rent.
For further information and detail, including details on how and when to apply, as well as variations based on your country of residence including for EU nationals, please refer to Student Funding: Loans & Grants 2020-21.