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Funding & Finance

There is a variety of financial support available to eligible students, including the College bursary, meal vouchers, travel and course fees. We have a dedicated student support team to help you or point you in the right direction of someone who can help.

Student Support

We want you to get the most out of your time at College, so our friendly and professional advice teams are on hand to offer impartial information, advice and guidance on a full range of services. In addition to confidential appointments with specialist advisers, here’s a flavour of what we offer.

Finance

There is a variety of financial support available to eligible students, including the College bursary, meal vouchers, travel and course fees. If you need any help or support please contact the Student Revenue Team.

In order to receive financial help you must complete an application and provide the required evidence. Make sure you get your application in as soon as possible, along with your income evidence so that we can assess your application quickly.

For further enquiries call 01724 294179 or send an email to student.revenue@northlindsey.ac.uk

Scroll down below to download and complete your Financial Assistance Form.

 

Please note: Not providing the correct evidence will delay your application 

So that we can help you understand what you may be entitled to if you chose to come study with us please select which option below applies to you.

16-18 Year Olds

 

 

If you are an FE student aged 16-18 you will not have to pay for your tuition fees

Do I have to pay for my course?

No, if you are an FE student aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course the tuition and exam fees are free.

What help can I get with coming to college?

 

If you are eligible for financial assistance you may get help with:

  • Clothing
  • Equipment
  • Trips
  • DBS (Criminal Disclosure application – required for certain courses)
  • Meals
  • Bus Pass
  • Travel expenses (if you are not eligible for a bus pass)
  • University Interviews
  • Stationery and Printing
  • Work Experience

Anything that is essential for your course will be provided to you by the college. If you are eligible for financial assistance any other non-essential course costs (e.g. trips, clothing) may be supported. Please refer to the course costs booklet to check what you need.

Financial assistance awards will vary depending on curriculum areas.

You need to be enrolled to be able to claim a financial assistance award so you won’t be able to claim a refund or order any items until your first week at college. Tutors are aware that many students will not have their uniforms for the first day. Don’t worry!

16-18 Living Independently

 

 

16-18 Guaranteed Bursary

If you meet any of the following criteria you may be eligible to receive a weekly bursary payment for vulnerable young people. The bursary payments will be made weekly subject to your attendance and will be paid directly into your bank account.

Are you…

  • In Care
  • A Care Leaver
  • A young person in receipt of Income Support
  • A young person in receipt of Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance

If the answer is yes to any of the above, then please make sure you send in the evidence required along with your financial assistance application so that we can assess your application as quickly as possible.

What could I get help with?

If you are eligible for financial assistance you could get help with:

  • Weekly Bursary
  • Clothing
  • Equipment
  • Trips
  • DBS (Criminal Disclosure application – required for certain courses)
  • Meals
  • Bus Pass
  • University Interviews
  • Stationery and Printing
  • Work Experience

Anything that is essential for your course will be provided to you by the college. If you are eligible for financial assistance any other non-essential course costs (e.g. trips, clothing) may be supported. Please refer to the course costs booklet to check what you need.

Financial assistance awards will vary depending on curriculum areas.

You need to be enrolled to be able to claim a financial assistance award so you won’t be able to claim a refund or order any items until your first week at college. Tutors are aware that many students will not have their uniforms for the first day. Don’t worry! 

19+ Advanced Learning Loans

 

 

Are you aged 19 or over and thinking about a college course to further your career or change direction?

If so, then a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan could be just for you… qualify now and pay later. You don’t have to pay back anything until you are earning over £21,000. Once qualified if you earn £22,000 that’s just £7 per month!

How does it work?

If you are studying at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 and you are aged at over 19 years old, then you are entitled to a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan to help cover any fees for a Further Education course.

Whether you’re returning to work, looking to enhance your employment prospects, or you’re thinking about a career change, there’s a course at North Lindsey College that’s right for you, and the financial help to take you further.

Am I eligible? 

To qualify you’ll need to be:

  • aged 19 and over on the first day of the course
  • a resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the course
  • enrolling on a course at level 3 and above, such as: A levels, Access to HE Diplomas, other Diplomas and Certificates

Most learners aged 19 and over, studying at level 3, 4, 5 or 6 will qualify for these new loans (minimum £300) from the UK Government.

The accessibility to this means that you can learn a new skill, improve your knowledge and start a new career path without needing to pay the course fees upfront.  You only start to pay back the loan once you’ve finished your course and you’re earning over £21,000. Until then you don’t need to pay back anything, but you can make voluntary repayments at any time. If you are given an FE loan to cover the cost of your Access to Higher Education course and then you progress to successfully complete your degree, the Government will write off the loan that covered your Access course.

Repaying the loan

Your monthly repayments will be based on your income, not what you borrowed. You’ll only start making repayments once you earn more than £404 per week, £1,750 per month or £21,000 per year and you would pay 9% of your income over £21,000

Here’s an example:

Salary: £25,000

Minimum salary level: £21,000

Salary on which loan repayment calculated: £4,000

Weekly repayment: £6.92

If for any reason your income falls below £21,000 – perhaps due to a career break or unemployment – your repayments are automatically suspended. They will only start again when you earn over £21,000 a year.

 

It’s easy to apply

If you want to progress it is as simple as applying for a course at North Lindsey College and following a successful interview or assessment you will receive a course offer. Our team here will then detail how you apply for the loan.

The process couldn’t be more straightforward, your household income is not taken into account and there is no credit rating check.  Once you’ve applied for the loan you don’t need to do anything as it is all done for you. It will fund your college course at Level 3 and above, including Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships.

What other help can I get?

If you are eligible for financial assistance you could get help with:

  • Childcare
  • Meals
  • Stationery and Printing
  • Travel expenses

If you live more than 2 miles away from the college you could be eligible for help towards your travel expenses. This could be support towards the cost of bus tickets or petrol.

Important information

If you successfully complete Access to HE Diploma, and go on to complete a degree programme, the loan for the Access course is wiped

Any loan remaining 30 years after you’re due to start making repayments will be wiped

Useful links

https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-calculator
https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans/overview

For further information on the 19+ Advanced Learning Loans please call our Customer Services team on 01724 294030 or email info@northlindsey.ac.uk

 

19+ Learning Loans

Watch this to find out more!

Financial Assistance Form 18/19

Safeguarding

We’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of our students. We have a qualified and experienced team who can be contacted at any time. Our safeguarding and anti-bullying policies are available on our website.

Contact the team on 01724 294035 or send an email to safeguarding@northlindsey.ac.uk

Disability

The College is committed to enabling disabled students to participate as fully as possible in all aspects of the College’s academic and social programmes. We always try our very best to provide support to meet specific needs.

Contact the team on 01724 294074 or send an email to ann.cooper@northlindsey.ac.uk

Student Support & Inclusion

Our learning support team provides extra study support to students who need it or who want to improve their study skills. They also support students with disabilities or learning difficulties and can provide extra specialist equipment to help students get the best from their education.

British Values

North Lindsey College promotes the fundamental values which are both shared and practiced by members of society these include; democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different beliefs and faiths.

Contact the team via email to equality@northlindsey.ac.uk