If you are an international student and need to be issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to enable you to apply for your Tier 4 visa, you should pay a deposit to confirm that you intend to study at Loughborough University London.
How much is the CAS deposit?
We ask you to pay £2,500 to confirm you will be studying at Loughborough University this year and want us to issue you with a CAS.
Can I pay more than £2,500?
You can pay as much as you like, up to the maximum amount of your tuition fee. However, please remember that the deposit will only be refunded if your visa application is refused by the UKVI, so you should only pay it if you are certain that you wish to study with us and need a CAS for that purpose.
How do I pay the deposit?
You should pay your deposit through Flywire, a provider of global payment solutions. Flywire allows you to securely pay your deposit from overseas in over 140 currencies by bank transfer or international credit or debit card, and gives you the facility to track your payment from start to finish.
To access Loughborough University’s Firewire account simply log into the Application Portal, click on the programme that you wish to study with us and you will find a link to the deposit payment page.
I am a sponsored student; do I need to pay the deposit?
If your tuition fees are being paid by an external Sponsor (for example your employer or a government organisation) and you have already provided proof of this, you do not need to pay a deposit.
I am a US student; do I need to pay the deposit?
If you are funding your studies with a US Federal Loan or a Sallie Mae Loan, you do not need to pay a deposit.
I am doing an English language pre-sessional course, do I need to pay a CAS deposit?
If you are doing an English language pre-sessional course before your postgraduate degree, you will need to pay a CAS deposit within two weeks of receiving the email which confirms your booking. When you have paid a deposit your place on the pre-sessional course is secure and confirmation of this will be sent to you. Your CAS will also be issued, provided the start date of the course is within three months. Your deposit will be credited to your student account and deducted from the tuition fees for your postgraduate degree. If you do not successfully complete your pre-sessional course, your deposit will be refunded to you.
What happens when I have paid the deposit?
As soon as your deposit payment details are passed to the University from Flywire, we will start to produce your CAS, provided the start date of your programme is less than four months away.
Can I change my programme after I have paid my deposit?
No, your deposit is linked to the programme and the information on the CAS. You cannot change your mind after you have paid the deposit, so you should make sure that the programme you pay a deposit for is the one you wish to study.
How quickly will I get my CAS?
Your CAS will take up to five working days to be produced and emailed to you, depending on the time of year. We will be working hard to issue your CAS to you as quickly as possible.
My visa interview is in three days, I need my CAS urgently.
Get in touch with us and send us evidence of your visa appointment date. We will do our best to fast-track your CAS if there is a genuine reason why you need it quickly.
Is my deposit refundable?
We will only refund your CAS deposit payment if your visa application is refused by the UKVI. In all other situations your deposit payment is non-refundable, so you should only pay it if you are certain that you wish to study with us and need a CAS for that purpose.
If you are not able to take up your place at the University because of a travel ban imposed by a country’s government as a result of the coronavirus Covid-19, your deposit will be refunded. If you have paid a deposit but are unable to meet your offer conditions in full because you have been unable to complete your studies or take an IELTS test, we will do our best to make an alternative arrangement for you, or will refund your deposit. These will be looked at on a case-by-case basis, and more guidance on this will be published about this if necessary.
Do I need to wait until I am firmly accepted to pay my deposit?
No, you can pay the deposit at any time, but please note that your deposit is linked to the programme and the details on the CAS. You cannot change your mind after you have paid the deposit, so you should make sure that the programme you pay a deposit for is the one you wish to study.
What is the latest date I can pay my deposit?
We strongly encourage you to pay it as soon as possible so you have plenty of time to apply for your visa. If you pay your deposit after 6 September, we cannot guarantee to issue you with a CAS in time for the start of term.