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Financial Support: Travel To College

Travel to College

If you are aged under 19 on 31/08/2024 the following college help may be available to you through our Learner Support Fund. This fund is means tested. You must travel more than 1.5 miles to the nearest Lincoln College site which offers your study programme to receive this support. Other rules may apply. 

Support options include:

  • A maximum of £60 per week (£2,160 per academic year). 
  • Refund of the cost of your Post 16 Travel Pass, if you have already paid for it.
  • If you are unable to pay for your pass up front, the College can pay for it directly to Lincolnshire County Council.
  • You will be responsible for paying any additional travel costs.
  • Payments made will be in either termly or half-termly instalments.

If your gross household income is above £40,000, for Academic Year 2024/25 if you are undertaking a Further Education course at Newark College or your postcode begins with LN7, LN8 or DN21 and you attend a Further Education course at Lincoln College (Monks Road, Christ Hospital Terrace, Rand Farm, Queens Park or Caistor Equestrian Centre) and you live more than 2.5 miles away from the college site you attend, travel support may be provided if your gross household income is below £60,000 (other rules apply).


To see if you are eligible for financial support please apply online through our online application portal.

To prevent your application being delayed please ensure you upload of all the requested financial information, these can be PDF's, photographs or screenshots. We will let you know by email/letter within 10 working days (15 days during Autumn Term) whether or not your application has been successful or if we need further evidence.

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  • Once you have submitted this Application Form to the Financial Support Team you will be notified within 10 working days (15 working days during Autumn Term 2024) if any further information is required to support your application.
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  • If any further information is required to support your application we will contact you by email and explain what additional information/evidence is required.
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  • Your application for support will now be assessed to confirm your eligibility. You will be notified by email the outcome of your application within 10 working days.

If your application is unsuccessful we will email you and let you know the reason why. If you believe the decision made not to support your application is incorrect you can appeal in writing to the Financial Support Team Leader, Student Services, Lincoln College, Monks Road, Lincoln, LN2 5HQ

These Funds are made available through the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and are not available to learners on Full Cost courses, Higher Education courses, Apprenticeships or any waged training undertaken. Other rules and regulations apply, including residency criteria.

If you live in Lincolnshire you may qualify for subsidised travel support through Lincolnshire County Council’s Post 16 Travel Pass.

If you live in Nottinghamshire you may qualify for subsidised travel support from Nottinghamshire County Council

Your local bus company may also offer a range of reduced cost travel tickets. Stagecoach, for example, offer a range of Young Persons DayRider, Flexi5 and other ticket discounts

Your local Rail Operator may also offer a range of reduced cost ticket options, such as weekly, monthly or season tickets. East Midland Trains, LNER and Northern Rail 

You may be able to reduce the cost of your Rail Operators ticket price even further if you are aged 16 or 17 by purchasing a 16 and 17 Saver Rail Card. This card costs £30, and gives 50% off the cost of all rail travel, including peak time services

If you are aged 18 you may be able to get reduced rail fares by purchasing a 16-25 Rail Card. This costs £30 and gives 1/3rd of some rail fares.

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* The content of this website is not exhaustive and is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change at any time.  Throughout our site you will find links to external websites.  Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate and up to date, the Financial Support Team cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers.