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Fees and Financial Support

We want you to get the very best from your studies whilst at College, but we also understand that sometimes it's not easy being a student. Lack of money can be a big frustration and can make things difficult for you; this this section gives you information about the financial help that is available to students.

You can get further information from the Welfare Team in Student Services at anytime either by popping into one of our campuses, or by calling them using the contact details listed. Please be aware that we recommend that you speak to Student Services when making your application so ensure that you know what support is available to you.

Fees

If you are 16-18 you won’t have to pay fees for most of our courses so long as you are a Home Student. 

If you are 19+ you have to pay course fees. However, you may be able to get help with course fees if your circumstances meet our fee remission criteria or if you qualify for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan.

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

19+ Fee Remission

If you are 19+ on 31/08/2018 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.

If you are aged 19-23 on 31/08/2018 you may also be able to get fee remission if you are studying toward the achievement of your first Full Level 3 qualification.

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

19+ Advanced Learner Loans

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 £25,000 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 2018
  • 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.   www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans/eligibility

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)
  • A refugee
  • A migrant worker
  • The child of a Swiss national
  • The child of a Turkish worker
  • Under humanitarian protection or a relative of someone who has been granted it
  • 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.

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 please visit https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan 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.

16-18 Extended Bursary

A bursary worth up to £1,200 for students aged 16 - 18 (part of the 16-19 Bursary Fund).

If you are aged 16-18 on 31st August 2018 and meet one of the criteria below you can apply for a bursary worth up to £1,200  per academic year (Other rules apply):

  • Income Support or Universal Credit (In place of Income Support
  • Employment Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit (UC) in place of ESA and Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in my own right.
  • In Care or a Care Leaver
16-19 Childcare Support

If you are a parent under 20 at the start of your course, Care to Learn can help pay for your childcare and related travel costs while you’re learning. This fund is available no matter what your financial circumstances are. You must, however, be the main carer for the child.


Contact Care to Learn for more information on 0800 121 8989, or contact the Welfare Team.

20+ Childcare Support

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) 

  • Jobseekers Allowance 
  • Income Support        
  • Universal Credit— with income not exceeding  £20,000 pa (other calculations and rules apply)
  • 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 £20,000

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

16-18 Learner Support Fund

If you are aged 16-18 on 31st August 2018 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 is required): 
  • UCAS application fee.
  • Travel to College.

To receive support eligible students must meet the ESFA eligibility criteria and live in a household where their parents/guardians are in receipt of one of the benefits below:

  • Jobseekers Allowance 
  • Income Support        
  • Universal Credit—with income not exceeding £30,000 pa (other calculations and rules apply)
  • 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 £30,000

If you do not receive any of the benefits shown above you may qualify for help with course related costs and travel costs if your gross household income is less than £30,000.

19+ Learner Support Fund

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.

live 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.   

Free College Meals

Eligible students aged 16-18 who elect to come to College to further their education can now access free meals at College, just as they would at a school sixth form. Some students aged 19 to 24 may also qualify.

Students aged between 16-18 at the beginning of the academic year may be entitled to 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.  To be eligible for support students must live in a household where their parents/guardians are in receipt of one of the benefits below (Other rules apply):

  • Income Support    
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance    
  • Pension Credit – Guarantee Credit
  • Income– related  Employment Support Allowance 
  • Universal Credit - with net earnings not exceeding the equivalent of £7,400 pa
  • Support under part VI of the immigration and Asylum Act 1999      
  • Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190.

You may also be entitled to a Free College Meal (worth up to £3.00 per day) if you are living in a household that is in receipt of one of the above benefits and either:

  • 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).
16-18 & 19+ Travel Support

As part of your application process to college you need to consider how you are going to get to college, not only thinking about your bus route but also about how you will financially support yourself getting to College. 

If you are aged 16-18 on 31st August 2018 you may qualify for a subsidised travel pass from your Local Authority (e.g. Lincolnshire County Council-LCC). The 16-18 Learner Support Fund may be able to help you with the cost of it. If you do not qualify or do not wish to apply for a travel pass but live more than 3.0 miles from college we may be able help as well.

To be eligible for support you must meet the eligibility criteria of the 16-18 Learner Support Fund and travel more than 3.0 miles to the nearest Lincoln College site which offers your study programme. (Other rules apply).

Support options include:

  • A maximum of £1,080 per academic year (£30 per week) if you live outside of your Local Authority's designated travel area to College
  • Refund of the cost of your Post 16 Travel Pass, if you have already paid for it .
  • If you are unable to pay for your pass up front, the College can pay for it directly to LCC.
  • If you live inside the Local Authority’s designated travel area but don't wish to take out the LCC Travel Pass, then we will award you a maximum of £630 per academic year (£17.50 per week) to pay towards your travel.
  • If your circumstances do not meet our Learner Support Fund eligibility criteria but your gross household income is below £38,000 you may qualify for a contribution of a maximum of £432  per academic year (£12.00 per week) towards travel. You must still live more than 3.0 miles from college.
  • You will be responsible for paying any additional travel costs.
  • Payments made will be in either termly or half-termly instalments.

19+ Travel Support

To be eligible for support you must meet the eligibility criteria of the 19+ Learner Support Fund and travel more than 3.0 miles to the nearest Lincoln College site which offers your course: (Other rules apply)

  • The maximum the College will award per academic year is £1,080.00 (£30.00 per week);
Professional and Career Development Loans

If you are aged 18 or over and ordinarily resident in Great Britain you may be eligible for a Professional & Career Development Loan.

A Professional & Career Development Loan is a bank loan which can help you pay for vocational learning or education. The loan can be any amount between £300 and £10,000. It can be used to fund many full-time, part-time or distance learning course as long as it is vocational and lasts no longer than two years, plus up to one year’s practical experience if this is part of the course.

You will not need to repay the loan until after you finish your learning. Please note, though, that the Professional and Career Development Loan scheme is closing. You must apply by 25 January 2019.

Please click here for more.

About the support we offer

The above lists of support are not exhaustive and do not guarantee that you fit the criteria. The support is currently available to students attending College in 2018/19, so if you are looking for support for 2019/20 please be aware that the options may change depending on funding available at the time.

What Happens if My Application is Unsuccessful?

 

If your application is unsuccessful we will write to you and let you know the reason why.

If you believe the decision made not to support your application is unfair you can appeal in writing to the Welfare Team Leader, Student Services, Lincoln College, Monks Road, Lincoln, LN2 5HQ.

We will provide a written reply to your appeal within 10 working days of receipt of your letter.

What if I Want to Make a Complaint?

 

If you are unhappy with any aspect of the administration of your application or the service you have received you can let us know through the College’s Complaints Procedure.

Ask us a Question

We will respond via email or phone to answer your query and notify you of our Open Day dates on the lawful basis of legitimate interest in relation to the General Data Protection Regulations 2018. Your information is not sold or shared by Lincoln College and you will not receive further marketing emails or calls. For information on how long we hold your personal data, your rights of access and deletion of personal data click here.

Upcoming Events

Gainsborough College Open Day - Every Wednesday

Just drop in any Wednesday between 9.00am - 4.00pm.

9:00AM - 4:00PM

Year 11 Parents’ Event

If you or your child is looking for professional and technical training for a trade, a place to study A-levels, start an apprenticeship or take a degree course, we’d love you to come along top our Year 11 Parents' Event.

19 September, 2018 – 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Lincoln College Open Day

Our open days give prospective students, along with their friends and family, a chance to look around and get a better idea of what our college is like.

10 October, 2018 – 4:30pm - 8:00pm

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