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Fees and Financial Support

Our fees are lower than most universities and with the range of financial support available for Higher Education students, we can help you get your dream career without unmanageable debts.

How much will my course cost?

For 2016 our full-time course fees are between £6,500 and £7,250 per academic year*.  This compares very favourably with the amount charged by most universities.  Please see our list of courses to find out fees for individual courses. 

Part-time students are charged a proportion of the full-time fee according to how much they are studying, for example, a student taking half the study that a full-time student takes would be charged approximately half of the full-time fee.

How do student loans work and am I eligible?

Eligible students studying their first higher education funded course do not have to pay any tuition fees upfront.  Instead, Tuition Fee Loans are available to UK and EU students.

These are repayable after you graduate or leave your course and earn over £21,000 a year. Need more information?

Tuition Fee Loans are paid directly to the college in three instalments as shown below. In the unlikely event of you interrupting or withdrawing from your course, you will be liable for any percentage of Tuition Fee Loan paid to the college.

Example loan repayments based on annual salary

Your repayments are automatically deducted from your pay through the tax system.  If you become unemployed your repayments stop until you make £21,000 again.

Annual income before tax       Monthly income            Monthly repayment
Up to £21,000                             £1,750                            £0
£24,000                                      £2,000                           £22
£27,000                                       £2,250                           £45
£30,000                                      £2,500                           £67
£33,000                                      £2,750                            £90
£36,000                                      £3,000                           £112

​​*These rates apply to new students for the 2016/17 academic year. The student support package for 2017/18 and future years has not yet been decided and may change for both new and continuing students. Please check the websites below for the most up to date information.

Maintenance Loan

This is to cover your living costs and is available to full-time students only.

Loans from the government are available for full-time students to assist with their living expenses.  If you want to get the full Maintenance Loan, you will have to give details of your household income (your parents' or partner's income plus your own).

The maximum Maintenance Loan for new students starting from 1 September 2016 is:

£8,200 if you are living away from home and studying at a university or college outside of London
£6,904 if you are living at home

The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of each term, 3 - 5 working days after you've enrolled on your course.

Repaying your Maintenance Loan

As with your tuition fee loan, you will not pay back your Maintenance Loan until the April after you leave College and you are earning £21,000. Repayments are 9% of your income above £21,000. Your repayments will be deducted automatically from your pay through the tax system. Part-time students who earn over £21,000 a year start paying back their loans after four years even if their course hasn't finished.

Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards from the College

You may be eligible for additional support from us.

Vocational Credit for new students in 2016

The ‘Vocational Credit’ represents money that must be spent on additional courses and activities offered to students each year. This package is available at the same amount, £500 for full-time students and £250 for part-time students, during each year of study.  Students can choose from a wide range of qualifications, short courses and course-related activities as part of this offer. It cannot be substituted for cash, fee waiver or in-kind support funds.

Lincoln College Bursary for continuing students

A bursary of the following value will be made available to full time students on all courses:

£250 for students who commenced their course in 2014 or before
£500 for students who commenced their course in 2015

This will take the form of either a sector related bonus (for example membership of an accrediting body) or a cash lump sum, whichever is opted for by the student. The bursary will be paid to the student by the end of January (following enrolment in September) provided the student remains enrolled with the College.  

Access to Learning Fund

Students that find themselves in financial hardship during the academic year can apply to the Access to Learning fund, which exists to support the retention of students.  Both full-time and part-time students can apply to the fund. The level of an award is at the discretion of the College and subject to funds available.

Additional Financial Help

You may be eligible for extra financial help from the government.

There are grant available for those experiencing severe financial hardship or who have a disability or dependants

Parents Learning Allowance

Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA)

Childcare Grant

Adult Dependants Grant

Career Degree Course Guide

Career Degree Course Guide

Take a look at the Career Degree Course Guide for all the latest information and Career Courses. 

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