3rd May 2006

 

MONEY TALKS AT UNIVERSITY OPEN DAY

 

If you’re thinking of going to university but are worried about how much it’s going to cost the University of Lincoln has a comprehensive range of bursaries and scholarships to help you while you study.

 

Potential students and their parents are being invited to find out more about the financial assistance available at the University of Lincoln at an open day on Saturday 13th May.

 

According to Student Recruitment Manager Karen Raynes the open day is aimed at answering any questions students may have about the government’s new variable system of tuition fees and about university life in general.

 

“From September the University of Lincoln, like most UK universities, will charge students £3,000 a year in tuition fees,” said Karen. “However the fees will not be payable until after students graduate, and even then only when they are earning £15,000 or more.

 

“To help students support themselves while studying the University of Lincoln is offering varying amounts of funding depending on the course you wish to study, your A level grades and your household income.

 

“All successful applicants will receive a £500 scholarship for each completed year of study, and you could be eligible to receive up to £1,600 every year, none of which has to be paid back.”

 

In addition to information about fees and funding there will be presentations on all aspects of student life including university accommodation, student support services, the Students’ Union and fees and funding.

 

Visitors will also be able to find out about the subjects they’re interested in and what it’s like to study at the university by talking to academic tutors and current students.

 

The open day is from 9.30am until 4.00pm and visitors are welcome to turn up at any time during the day. Visitors interested in animal or equine courses should begin their day at Riseholme.

 

For more information contact:

Kate Strawson Press Officer

(01522) 886244 kstrawson@lincoln.ac.uk

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