Supporting Your Study
We know that going to university is a big step and many families are considering their options with the rising cost of living. At Lincoln, we believe that your financial background should never be a barrier to higher education. In addition to a wide range of loans, allowances, and scholarships and bursaries, our great location, affordable accommodation options, and our city's competitive prices make Lincoln a great place to study. Lincoln has been ranked as the 3rd most affordable university city in the UK in the NatWest Student Living Index 2023 (out of 63 surveyed locations).
Living Cost Support
Thanks to our location in the heart of the city centre, almost everything our students could need is within walking distance, meaning they don’t need to worry about bringing a car or catching public transport to get around, helping them to save money.
Our affordable accommodation options shouldn’t break the bank either, with prices starting from as little as £95 a week (for non en-suite Lincoln Courts, 2023–24). The cost of food, drinks, and social activities are competitive in Lincoln, and our new LinCard can help by offering up to 15 per cent cashback on everyday essentials and special occasion purchases at many high street and online retailers.
The University of Lincoln and the Students’ Union have created a dedicated hub which provides a range of helpful information and advice on how to help you manage your finances, and the support available if you’re struggling.
Cost of Living Hub
Tuition Fees and Loans
UK full-time student tuition fees for undergraduate entry at the University of Lincoln are £9,250 per year. Most students cover the cost by applying for a Tuition Fee Loan, which is paid directly to the University.
If you are starting your studies in 2024, repayments for your student loan will not begin until you finish your studies and are earning at least £25,000 a year*. The amount you repay will depend on how much you earn, regardless of what you borrow. The current rate is nine per cent of income above £25,000 and repayments are made automatically through the tax system. Interest rates are based on the retail price index (RPI) and any outstanding repayments will be written off after 40 years.*
*Fee and repayment terms are subject to change in line with government policy.
Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)
Disabled Students’ Allowance (or DSA) provides extra help for students who have a diagnosed disability which may cause them difficulty with fully engaging in all elements of their academic studies.
You may claim DSA in addition to your student finance loans and grants to cover any extra study related costs you incur due to a disability, mental health condition, or learning difficulty (such as dyslexia or dyspraxia).
DSA provides funding for specific equipment, non-medical help, and general allowances which are recommended by an Assessor and agreed by your sponsor. The amount you will receive depends on your individual needs, and does not need paying back.
More about DSA
How to Pay
If your tuition fees are not paid by a sponsor or directly by Student Finance, you will need to pay them yourself. Visit our How to Pay pages to find out more about the process and accepted payment methods.