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Financial Support for Adults

Dependent on your circumstances, you may be eligible to apply for support if you are enrolling onto a course with North Lindsey College

If you are aged 19+ (age taken as of 31st August 2023), you may be eligible for financial assistance towards the costs of your studies where you can evidence that you have a household income of less than £42,000pa (net income).

Applying online is quick and easy and you do not need to be enrolled to start your application.  Simply follow the ‘Guide to Applying’ and provide the requested evidence.  Please ensure you provide all the evidence requested as failure to do so will delay your application being processed.

When completing your online application, please remember the following.

  • You must have an up-to-date email address recorded on college records, without this, you will not receive your activation email.  Please check with us by emailing info@northlindsey.ac.uk. If you are unsure what email address is held on college records for you.
  • When entering your student ID number, only enter the digits not the ‘DC’ or the ‘DC00’ prefix.

If you have registered for financial assistance previously, you do not need to register again, you just need to login using your previous login details.  If you have forgotten your password for your login, click on the ‘Forgotten password’ link and follow the instructions

Apply Online

To apply for financial assistance online, please visit the following link:

Financial Assistance Application Link

Guide to Applying

Guide to applying 23 – 24

If you have any questions/queries regarding the Financial Assistance Application, please email financial.support@northlindsey.ac.uk.

Travel Payment Schedule

Coming Soon for 23/24

Childcare Payment Schedule

Coming Soon for 23/24

Types of Support Available

Here’s a summary of some of the things you could be eligible for….

Please note: You need to be enrolled to be able to claim your financial assistance award so you will not be able to claim a refund or order any items until your first week at college.

Daily allowance uploaded on to your student card to use at the onsite food outlets.

Support towards course costs such as equipment or consumables.

These items must be approved by your tutor.

Up to 100% award if you are studying Entry level, level 1 or Level 2.

Advanced Learner Loans are available to anyone studying a level 3 or above, more information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan.

If you are a student aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course, the tuition and exam fees are free.

If you are under the age of 20 on the start date of your course and require childcare support, you will need to apply for this through Care2Learn. Please visit https://www.gov.uk/care-to-learn/overview

If you are aged 20 or above on the start date of your course, you can apply for childcare support through the bursary fund whilst you are studying, subject to your attendance

Students aged 19 or over (as of 31/08/2023)

If you live over 1.5 miles from College, you do not qualify for a bus pass however we can support you with the travel costs through the College’s Financial Assistance Fund. We can support with bus/train tickets, or petrol costs dependant on your mode of transport. Please visit our Financial Support page for more information: https://northlindsey.ac.uk/student-life/student-support/financial-support/

Travelling by Train

It’s around a 25 minute walk from Scunthorpe’s train station to our North Lindsey campus. With regular trains to and from the station from towns and cities around the region and beyond, travelling via train is another easy option for getting to us.

Click here to check train times online via National Rail Enquiries

One off payment towards stationery.

Contribution towards printing uploaded to your student account.

Advanced Learning Loans

Students aged 19-23 who are studying their first full Level 3 qualification will be entitled to have their fees publicly funded and will not require an Advanced Learner Loan.

Students aged 19+ who already hold a full Level 3 qualification or above and wish to enrol onto a further qualification at the same level may wish to consider being funded through an Advanced Learner Loan if they do not meet any other fee remission.  Fee remissions will be discussed at enrolment, or you can contact financial.support@northlindsey.ac.uk for further information prior to enrolment.

Where an Advanced Learner Loan needs to be considered, a Funding and Information Letter will be sent to you.  This letter will have all of the information you require to be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

Loan eligibility does not depend on a student’s income and there are no credit checks.  Repayment of the loan only starts when the student has completed their programme of study and they are earning more than £27,295 (gross) a year.

Students enrolling on to an Access to HE programme will have their Advanced Learner Loan written off where they go on to complete a HE Undergraduate programme that is funded by Student Finance England.

To find out more and to make an application for an Advanced Learner Loan, please visit the following link.


Where students are fully funded by an Advanced Learner Loan they are advised to refer to the above information regarding financial assistance as they may be eligible for financial support to help with the cost of their studies through this.