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Student Fee Payments

King's Online Distance Learning Fees

Please note that the information below relates only to those students undertaking any of the following King's managed online distance learning programmes. For a full listing of King's Online Managed programmes please visit

Students undertaking an online distance learning programme are automatically clasified as "self-funded" and will therefore be responsible for ensuring that payment of fees are received by King's College London on or before the invoice due date.


If you wish to interrupt or withdraw from your programme, or if you have any questions or concerns around how you are progressing please contact your student advisor by email or by telephone on +44 (0) 207 848 7983.


When to pay?

Your deposit will be offset against the fee for your first teaching period and will be reflected on your invoice as a pre-payment leaving nothing to pay for the first module.

From teaching period two, you will be sent an invoice for your next module on orientation day. The invoice will be sent to you by email to your college email account and your personal email address where possible.

Payment of the invoice must be received by King's within 6 calendar days from the first module teaching day. 

How much to pay?

Module fees for academic year 2017/18 (which runs September to August) will be published in the online prospectus 


Fees are set by King’s College London and rise annually to take into account changes to the funding environment, changes to the form and content of the programme and inflation - pay inflation is the most relevant. This means that the fee you pay for each module in your second and subsequent year is usually more than the module fee paid in the first year.


The college is committed to restrict increases in fees for students continuing to the next year, to no more than inflation wherever possible.

How do I make payment?

Payment of fees should be made by debit / credit card through our secure payment site Instructions on how to use this facility are also available on the payment site.

All payments are in sterling

If you are paying using an overseas card you will likely be provided with two options once you have submitted your card details;

i) to elect to pay using the exchange rate of our aquiring bank, Elavon, or

ii)  to elect to use an exchange rate determined by your card issuer.

Benefits of agreeing to the rate offered by Elavon;

• Elavon best exchange rate guarantee

• Instant visibility of the amount you will pay in your home currency

• No hidden charges

• Acceptance is totally at your discretion

If you are experiencing any difficulties in making a card payment, please contact the credit control department by email ( or by telephone +44 (0) 207 848 3279

What happens if I do not pay on time?

Failure to pay your fees within 6 calendar days of the invoice being issued will result in your access to online material being suspended. It is therefore very important that you make arrangements in advance of the start of each module to ensure that the funds are available and steps taken to ensure the university receives your payment in a timely manner.

How do I obtain a refund?

Tuition Deposit: There is a cooling off period of 14 calendar days to withdraw your request for a place on the programme. If you fail to communicate your request in writing to within the 14 days of the payment then you will lose the right to a refund of your deposit. Once you have submitted your request by email to online student services, to decline your place and have expressed your request to have the deposit refunded, your request will be considered and approvals automatically passed to the Credit Control Department to process. Refunds will be returned back to the original source of payment, wherever possible, hence back to the card used to make the original payment. The student will in turn be notified by email once the refund has been completed.

Withdrawn from a module: If you have been invoiced for and have made payment of the same module, but have since decided to withdraw your place on the module, then you must communicate this by email to within 8 calendar days of the 1st teaching day of the module. Please see the terms and conditions of your contract for further details. Refunds will processed back to the original source of payment wherever possible.The student will in turn be notified by email once the refund has been completed.

Where further information is required in order to process a refund, then the Credit Control Department will be in touch by email to request the details from you.




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