If you are 19+ on 31/08/2019 and undertaking a course up to and including Full Level 2, you may be able to get help with the cost of course fees through the Lincoln College Fee remission policy.

For more information contact our Information Officers on 030 030 32435 or email: enquiries@lincolncollege.ac.uk

Most learners aged 19 and over, studying a level 3, 4, 5 or 6 Further Education qualification, may qualify for help toward fees through the Advanced Learner Loan scheme.

The Advanced Learner Loan is not means-tested and does not require a credit check. 

It will help you cover the cost of tuition fees, and you won’t start paying it back until you have finished your qualification and are earning over £25,725 per year. 

Eligible courses include A levels, Access to HE Diplomas and other Vocational Qualifications.

If you are undertaking an Access to Higher Education course and then go on to complete an HE qualification, the outstanding balance of your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off.

To be eligible for a loan you must be:

  • Aged 19 or over on the first day of your course (there is no upper age limit)
  • Starting your course on or after 1st August 2019
  • Enrolling on a full Level 3 to Level 6 Further Education course
  • Studying with a college or training organisation in England approved for public funding.
  • A UK national or have ‘settled status’ (this means there’s no restrictions on how long you can stay) or meet the residency criteria. Find out more here 

You may also qualify if you are:

  • A UK national, or someone with settled status, but you live somewhere else in the European Economic Area (EEA
  • An EU national or a family member of one
  • Not a UK national but you’ve lived in the UK for at least 20 years (or at least half of your life)
  • Have humanitarian protection (as a result of a failed application for asylum) 
  • A refugee
  • A migrant worker
  • The child of a Swiss national
  • The child of a Turkish worker
  • Staying in the UK as a stateless person (or their family member) and your course starts on or after 1 August 2018
  • A serving member of the UK armed forces (or their spouse or civil partner or a dependent parent living with them) not resident in the UK and your course started after 1 August 2017.

Other eligibility rules may apply.

Before applying for an Advanced Learner Loan you will require a Learning and Funding Information Letter from the college. 

If you have already applied to us and been made an offer you can expect to receive your letter from July onwards. Details of how to apply are explained in the letter. 

It's important you consider your own circumstances and look into all options for paying for your course before choosing to take out a loan. 

You can get impartial money advice from the Money Advice Service.

For more information about the Advanced Learner Loan click here or telephone a member of the Welfare Team on (01522) 876000.

The loans do not cover Degrees or other forms of designated Higher Education (HE).  For more information on funding for HE see our HE Fees and Funding section.

Please note: You will be responsible for paying fees if a loan application is not approved.

To receive support you must meet the ESFA eligibility criteria and live in a household that is in receipt of one of the benefits below: (Other rules apply) 

  • Working Tax Credit /Child Tax Credit: but only where Total Household Income shown on your Final or Amended HMRC Award Notice for 2019/20 is below £16,190.
  • Working Tax Credit /Child Tax Credit: but only where Total Income for the year 2019/20 added to your Tax Credit for the Period shown on your Final or Amended HMRC Award Notice for 2019/2020 is below £22,500.
  • Universal Credit: with net earnings not exceeding the equivalent of £7,400 pa
  • Universal Credit, where net earnings exceed the equivalent of £7,400 pa and the Take Home Pay on your Universal Credit Monthly Award Notice added to Your Universal Credit Monthly Payment is below £20,000.

This Fund is cash limited and help is given on a first come first served basis.

This fund is available to help with Course related costs including, but not exclusively:

  • Uniform and equipment considered by your curriculum area essential for your course, up to a maximum of £200.00.
  • Travel to a maximum of 2 HE Interviews (proof of interview and journey cost required). 
  • UCAS application fee.
  • Travel to College.

To receive support students must meet the ESFA eligibility criteria and be in receipt of one of the benefits below:

  • Jobseekers Allowance 
  • Income Support        
  • Universal Credit— with net earnings not exceeding the equivalent of £7,400 pa
  • Council Tax Support  
  • Employment Support Allowance
  • Pension Credit – Guarantee Credit
  • Housing Benefit          
  • Working Tax Credit/Child Tax Credit, but only where Total Income shown on your Final Inland Revenue Award Notice for 2018/2019 is less than £16,190.

If you do not receive any of the benefits shown above you may qualify for help with course related costs and travel costs if you:

  • live with your parents and your gross income is less than £7,500 per year.
  • live independently and your gross income is less than £15,000.
  • live with a partner but without any dependent children and your gross household income is less than £22,500.
  • ive independently or with a partner and have dependent children for whom you claim child benefit and your gross household income is less than £30,000.   

Some adults are eligble for a free college meal  (worth up to £3.00 per day) on days they attend College or an activity that is a part of their study programme.  

Eligible adults include:

  • Aged 19 at the beginning of the academic year that are continuing on a study programme that they started when aged 16-18
  • Aged 19-24 with a valid Education , Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
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