Non-College Help With Travel Costs
If you are aged 16-18 on 31/08/2021 the following non-college help may be available to you for travel costs.
If you live in Lincolnshire you may qualify for subsidised travel support through Lincolnshire County Council’s Post 16 Travel Pass.
If you live in Nottinghamshire you may qualify for subsidised travel support from Nottinghamshire County Council – click here for more details.
Your local bus company may also offer a range of reduced cost travel tickets. Stagecoach, for example, offer a range of Mega Rider, Mega Rider Plus, Mega Rider Connect and other ticket discounts – click here for details.
You may be able to reduce the cost of your Rail Operators ticket price even further if you are aged 16 or 17 by purchasing a 16 and 17 Saver rail card. This card costs £30, and gives 50% off the cost of all rail travel, including peak time services – click here for details.
If you are aged 18 you may be able to get reduced rail fares by purchasing a 16-25 Railcard. This costs £30 and gives 1/3rd of some rail fares. Click here for more details.
College Help With Travel Costs
If you are aged under 19 on 31/08/2021 the following college help may be available to you through our Learner Support Fund. This fund is means tested. You must travel more than 2.5 miles to the nearest Lincoln College site which offers your study programme to receive this support. Other rules may apply.
Support options include:
A maximum of £1,800 per academic year (£50.00 per week) if you live outside of your Local Authority's designated travel area to College
Refund of the cost of your Local Authority’s Post 16 Travel Pass, if you have already paid for it.
If you are unable to pay for Lincolnshire County Council’s 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 their Travel Pass, then we will award you a maximum of £684.00 per academic year (£19.00 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 £432.00 per academic year (£12.00 per week) towards travel.
In all the above circumstances you must live more than 2.5 miles from college as shown by the shortest suggested route, including walking, on Bing Maps. Other rules may apply.
You will be responsible for paying any additional travel costs.
Your travel support will be paid in advance in either termly or half-termly instalments
For more information contact the Financial Support Team on 01522 876000 or 01636 680680, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This support is made available through the ESFA’s 16-19 Bursary scheme. Click here for an application form
Free College Meals
If you are aged under 19 on 31/08/2021 you may be eligible for our Free College Meals scheme (worth up to £3.50 per day) on the days you attend college or an activity that is part of your study programme.
To be eligible for support you or your parents/guardians must be in receipt of one of the following benefits (other rules apply):
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Pension Credit-Guarantee Credit
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit: (provided you or your parents/guardians are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190 as assessed by Her Majesty’s revenue and Customs
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you or your parents/guardians stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit with net earnings not exceeding the equivalent of £7,400pa
- For more information contact the Financial Support Team, Student Services on 01522 876000 or email@example.com
- This help is made available through the ESFA’s 16-19 Bursary scheme. Click here for an application form
16-18 Extended Bursary
This Bursary, which is worth up to £1,200, is available to you if you are aged 16-18 on 31/08/2021 and you are:
Receiving Income Support, or Universal Credit in place of Income Support, in your own right, or
- Receiving Employment Support Allowance (ESA), or Universal Credit in place of ESA and Disability Living Allowance (DLA), or Personal Independence Payments in place of DLA in your own right, or
- A Looked After Child In Local Authority Care, or
- A Local Authority Care Leaver
- Other rules may apply. For more information contact the Financial Support Team, Student Services on 01522 876000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- This support is made available through the Education Skills Funding Agency’s 16-19 Bursary scheme. Click here for an application form
Help With Childcare Costs
If you are a parent aged under 20 at the start of your course the Care To Learn scheme can help pay for your childcare costs whilst you are in learning.
This fund is available no matter what your financial circumstances are. You must, however, be the main carer for the child.
Help With Other Course Related Costs
If you are aged under 19 on 31/09/2021 you can get help with other course related costs through our means tested Learner Support Fund.
Help available for:
- Uniform and equipment considered by your curriculum area essential for your course, up to a maximum of £300.00
- Travel to a maximum of 2 Higher Education interviews (proof of interview and travel cost required)
- Cost of UCAS application fee
- For more information contact the Financial Support Team on 01522 876000 or 01636 680680, or email us at email@example.com
- This support is made available through the ESFA’s 16-19 Bursary scheme. Click here for an application form