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Potential Consequences of a Fee Strike

To help you inform your choice, we thought it would be a good idea to let you know what some of the potential consequences of taking part in a tuition fee strike could be. The full school policy on action that can be taken on students who have a debt to the school can be found in the Credit Management Policy here. The table below sets out the specific actions but the key highlights are:

  • You will not be permitted to see your results or formally graduate.
  • Any Certificates, Transcripts, Awards or references will be withheld.
  • You cannot re-enrol at LSE with a debt, i.e. if you are an UG who wants to undertake a Masters or Masters student wanting to take a PhD you will not be able to start the new course.
  • Continuing students will not be told their grades. You will be informed if you have passed or failed a course and if you can progress into the next year, but you will not be able to find out your marks.
  • LSE is entitled to pursue legal action to recover the fees. Our Sabbatical Officer team has verbal confirmation that the school is not going to pursue formal action, however this is not a written guarantee and there is the possibility that their stance changes. If they do so, this may have serious consequences on your credit history and visa status.

If you are unsure about how this information relates to your specific situation, please get in touch with our Advice Team and one of our advisers will be able to speak with you further.

Debt flag code
Description and penalty level
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Sponsor Debt
Historical Debt
Approved Payment Arranged
Excluded from course, programme, module, project or study of any kind        
No access to tutorials or any method of teaching support        
No research permitted, no thesis or work will be accepted for assessment        
No IT access        
No library borrowing        
Certificates, Awards and Transcripts withheld  
No invitation to awards ceremonies      
No attendance at awards ceremonies      
No re-enrolment        
Written results from exam / assessment boards delayed  
LSE references and validation of student status withheld
Written evidence of achievements or studies withheld  
No visa, UKBA endorsement and applications or CAS requests will be provided or supported (if applicable)
No arrangement, supervision or validation of placements        

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