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Fees & Funding

Financing your studies at University can seem daunting. This page will explain how student finance works, and what support you may be entitled to.

No Upfront Payments

It's important to remember that for first-time students there are no upfront payments for university tuition fees.

If you are a UK student, you can apply for a government loan to cover your tuition fees through Student Finance England. Applications will open in the early Spring 2017 and you should aim to apply early in order to ensure that your funding is in place for when you start your course.

As part of this process, you can also apply for a maintenance loan and grant to help cover your living costs. More information can be found on The Student Room.


These loans are combined into one repayment plan, which you will begin to repay after you leave university and earn more than £21,000. Payments are set at nine per cent of any income you earn over £21,000; so a graduate earning £25,000 would pay just £7.50 per week.

If your salary drops at any time, so do your repayments. Any remaining balance on loans is wiped out 25 years after you graduate. Grants and scholarships are non-repayable.


At the University of Lincoln, we provide range of generous merit-based scholarships and bursaries which make higher education more accessible and affordable.

Students from households with an income of less than £25,000 will qualify for a funding package of £4,400 to support their study over three years.

Students from households with an income of between £25,000 and £40,000 may be eligible for a proportion of this package. There is also a generous bursary available for students who are care leavers.

Find out more about our range of scholarships, and which ones you might be eligible for.

For further information, please see our main Fees & Funding guide.