The University of Lincoln Financial Assistance Funds are made up of 6 Sub-Funds. Details of each Fund can be found below.
1. Term Time Fund 2019/20
Term Time fund (2019/20) is open from 14th October 2019 to 31st July 2020 or official year end date (whichever is soonest).
For undergraduate and postgraduate students who are eligible for maintenance support from the Student Loans Company. This Fund is to help with living and course-related costs (not tuition fees) for students who are experiencing financial hardship. It is a ‘last resort’ and students are expected to have explored all avenues of self-funding before making an application.
You can apply to the fund online by clicking the link below or by using one of the downloadable .pdf forms. Alternatively, you can collect a paper form from the Student Support Centre in the Minerva Building.
Application forms - downloadable PDFs
2. Summer Fund
THE 2019/20 SUMMER FUND WILL OPEN ON MONDAY 25TH MAY, 2020.
It is intended to offer financial support to continuing University of Lincoln undergraduate students who are unable to work over the summer vacation period and who are experiencing financial hardship. Applications may be made via downloadable pdf or are available from the Student Support Centre, Minerva Building.
3. Independent Students Summer Accommodation Grant
To help eligible undergraduate students, aged less than 25, who have to pay commercial rent over the summer vacation period and whose funding has stopped for the year. This is a targeted Fund and you will be contacted towards the end of the Academic Year if it is believed you are eligible.
4. Course-related Travelling Grant
This Grant is to help with travel, within the UK or abroad, for course-related activities. The travel could be for a work placement, to attend a conference or to study abroad.
Students must have UK or EU status, be enrolled on an undergraduate or postgraduate course and have the support of their academic tutor to be considered. Applications from overseas status students may also be considered on the recommendation of a Specialist Adviser.
5. Commuting Travel Grant
This Fund has been created in recognition of the rural nature of Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire. It’s intended as a contribution to the travel costs incurred by eligible undergraduate students who attend University from their permanent home address.
Applicants should be:
- An enrolled University of Lincoln Undergraduate student
- Eligible for the maintenance element of Student Finance*
- Have to pay to travel to attend the University from your permanent home address and live in Lincolnshire or North Lincolnshire (outside the area covered by the standard Megarider bus ticket)
*According to the 2019/20 Student Finance application assessment.
Applications may be made via downloadable pdf or are available from the Student Support Centre, Minerva Building.
6. Foyer/Supported Housing Bursary
For students who enrol at University having come directly from living in a Foyer or other supported housing* (*where they lived between the ages of 16 to 18). Each year the Foyer Federation inform the University of students who intend to enrol directly from living in a Foyer. These Bursaries are funded through the University of Lincoln Hardship Fund. There is a short application form which students should complete – email:firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the form. Evidence of period in supported housing and any benefits received should be supplied. The total award per year is £1,000 which is paid in 3 termly instalments (subject to attendance checks). Students should apply each year.
You cannot get both the Foyer/Supported Housing Bursary and the Blackburn Bursary.
If your course has finished, you are not eligible for these funds but may be able to apply for welfare benefits – if you want to speak to an Adviser, you can attend a drop-in (Monday to Friday 12-2pm in the Student Support Centre) or email email@example.com.
If you are not sure of your eligibility for these funds, please speak to an Adviser.
Students who are enrolled on courses which include periods of practice placement and which are eligible for reimbursement from the NHS Leaning Support Fund (Travel & Dual Accommodation Expenses) may apply to the University for a loan to assist with those upfront costs. More information regarding the NHS Learning Support Fund can be found at: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/learning-support-fund
University of Lincoln Financial Assistance Funds
In addition to the above if you are an enrolled full-time UK home student who is eligible for a Maintenance Loan but whose funding is delayed at the start of the academic year and who have no other means of support, you may apply for a University of Lincoln Financial Assistance Funds – Short-term Loan.
Eligibility for this loan will be discussed with a Specialist Adviser and only taken forward on their recommendation. Each applicant is expected to set up a consent to share arrangement with their funding authority before an application can be processed.
The University of Lincoln has authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority to give debt advice and issue short term loans.
Our Firm Reference Number (FRN) is 673570