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There are two elements of Student Finance available to all eligible students:

  1. Tuition Fee Loan – This is not means-tested therefore it doesn’t look at household income. It is paid directly by Student Finance England to your University and covers the entire cost of your tuition fees. As this is a loan you will have to pay this funding back.
  2. Maintenance Loan – This is to assist with living costs such as accommodation, bills, food and your social life. The loan is part non means-tested and part means-tested. Means testing is when your household income is taken into consideration. As this is a loan you will have to pay this funding back. Students with an underlying entitlement to benefits may be eligible to apply for a larger maintenance loan.
The amount of Student Finance available to students can depend on their age and if they have an underlying entitlement to welfare benefits.  Please click the relevant link below to view a table detailing the amount of funding that is available. The categories are as follows; the majority of full-time students, students with an underlying entitlement to welfare benefits and students aged 60 or over:

MajorityBenefit Entitilement60+
The fact sheet below details the amount of student finance the majority of full-time students who started their course before 1 August 2016 will be eligible for if they’re continuing a higher-education course in 2017/18.
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 The fact sheet below details the amount of student finance the majority of full-time students starting a course on or after 1 August 2016 will be eligible for in academic year 2017/18.
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Follow the links below to view more specific information about Student Finance:

EligibilityApplicationsPart-timeTuition FeesDSADependants' GrantsPrevious StudyInterest & RepaymentsInterrupting or WithdrwaingOther CircumstancesChange of circumstancesWork PlacementStudying AbroadMartin LewisEUAdvice Logo Outline NHS Funded Courses

Student Finance 2017/18 presentation created by the Student Funding Team 

SFE Fact Sheet 2017/18

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Student Finance have produced a video explaining how to apply for Student Finance for 2017/18.  This video can be viewed below:

Remember it is really important to always keep all your contact details up to date with Student Finance England (or equivalent). If you do not do this it may lead to implications with your student funding.

If you have any further questions about student funding you can email our Student Funding Team at fundingadvice@lincoln.ac.uk. Alternatively if you are in Lincoln you are welcome to attend the Student Funding drop-in session which runs Monday-Friday between 12 noon-2pm in the Student Support Centre.