New school year FAQ

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  • Can I pay fees in three instalments?

    • Fees for administrative enrolment can be paid in three instalments.

      If you are re-enrolling and you are graduating after the October examinations board, you will not be issued your degree until you settle any outstanding balance on your account.

  • Can I pay the balance in cash at the start of term?

    • Under the applicable regulations, École Centrale de Lyon can only accept a maximum of €300 in cash. To reduce the amount to be paid on the first day of term, you can spread payments over three instalments. This limit applies differently for student residences and fees.

      Clubs and societies accept cash payments, but we advise against such payments because it could mean carrying large amounts of cash on you. If you go to the Integration Weekend (WEI), it is best to bring a cheque for the security deposit (a cash payment actually complicates things).

      For more information, check the Payment Methods Guide.

  • How much are the tuition fees?

    • The fees applied by Centrale Lyon match the fees enacted nationally or by our senate, except for individual situations (French government grant holders, professionalisation contract, agreements between institutes, return to studies and continuing education, etc.).

      At the same time, the institute's clubs and societies offer a rich variation to students. While optional, you should consider joining different societies: Centrale Lyon Alumni Association, WEI, USE ECL, AEEECL, ECLAIR, BDE, etc.

  • How much is the rent at the Adoma residence?

    • You will find all prices (daily, weekly and monthly) on this page.

  • How much is the rent at the Comparat residence?

    • You will find all prices (daily, weekly and monthly) on this page.

  • I completed my online enrolment and would now like to pay. How do I do this?

  • I have enrolled online but did not make any payment. I had planned on returning to it later to pay but now it does not allow me. What should I do?

    • No need to worry. Payment is compulsory from the start of term. Because you have completed the enrolment process, it is no longer possible to pay online. A payment schedule may be recalculated on the day of the new academic year welcome. For more information, check the Payment Methods Guide.

  • I paid but I should not have. What should I do?

    • Contact Student Affairs. 

  • I would like to pay online although I chose a different payment method. How do I do this?

    • Our system does not allow us to modify the payment method. You can pay by card at the start of term or by any other available methods.

  • Is it possible to postpone the cashing of the cheque that I have sent? / Are the cheques given at the start of the year all cashed in September?

    • Under public accounting rules, cheques are cashed on receipt.

      For clubs and societies, please ask them during the welcome for the new academic year to find a solution.

  • There have been changes to my file and I have a payment schedule. What should I do?

    • If you have started to pay, it is impossible to cancel the next pending payment.

      You can settle the total with the accounting officer (all payments) or by cheque, bank transfer, money order (see Payment Methods Guide). Otherwise, the payment schedule will remain applicable.

      If you have not started to pay, contact ECL’s Collection Office to adjust your file.

  • What are the conditions for paying in three instalments?

    • This option is given at the time of the online enrolment. Payments will be close to identical and spread over three consecutive months.

      Example: annual cost for an engineering student – €2,500:

      • 1st payment in September: €834
      • 2nd payment in October: €833
      • 3rd payment in November: €833

      For all enquiries relating to payment schedules, please contact ECL’s Collections Office.

  • What should I do if I am unable to confirm my online payment?

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