Lincoln College Open Day
24 January, 2018 – 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
For all course enquiries please call the Course Enquiry Line on 030 030 32435
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.
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.
If you are 19+ on 31/08/2017 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 31/08/2017 you may also be able to get fee remission if you are studying toward the achievement of your first Full Level 3 qualification.
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 £21,000 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:
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.
A bursary worth up to £1,200 for students aged 16 - 18 (part of the 16-19 Bursary Fund).
To be eligible students must themselves be in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit in place of Income Support, or Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments and Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit in place of ESA, or be a Local Authority care leaver, or be in Local Authority care.
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.
For uniform, equipment and course costs.
This fund is available to most students enrolled on a course of study at the College, although there are a few exceptions. The purpose of the Fund is to help you if you are in receipt of a means tested benefit or a low income and experiencing financial difficulties. The Fund can help you with course related costs for things such as equipment, childcare, travel and so on.
We have two funds to help students with these costs. They are the Learner Support Fund for students aged 16-18 (part of the 16-19 Bursary Fund) and the Learner Support Fund for students aged 19+. Both are Means Tested, cash limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.
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 to 18 then you have a number of support options that can help you get into College each day. In order to get support from either the College or your Local Authority then your journey to College must be more than 3 miles to the College site you attend and there will be additional eligibility criteria that you will have to meet.
As a starting point you need to contact your Local Authority to find out what Home to College Transport Support they have and make your application to them.
If you are aged 19+, live more than 3 miles from the College and fit our financial and other eligibility criteria then the maximum the College will award you per academic year is £1,008.
You will only be paid for the days when you have a time-tabled class and must use the cheapest and most appropriate mode of transport.
The rate per mile for travel by car/motorcycle is 0.20p
If you are a student parent aged under 20 on the 31/08/2017 you can qualify for free childcare through the Care To Learn Scheme.
Application forms are available from the Care To Learn website.
If you are a student parent aged 20 or over on 31/08/2017 and receive a means tested benefit, or low income you may qualify for help towards part of your child care costs through our Child Care Support Fund. Please note that expressions of interest for 2017/18 Academic Year should be made to the Welfare Team, Student Services as soon as possible after 1st January 2018 as support cannot be guaranteed due to limited funding.
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 £8,000. 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.
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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 2017/18, so if you are looking for support for 2018/19 please be aware that the options may change depending on funding available at the time.
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.
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.