Aid for Undergraduate Students

For Undergraduates

Students must meet these guidelines to be eligible for any type of need-based or federal financial aid. Other Lincoln University scholarships may also require that you meet these criteria.

  • You must be admitted to or enrolled in a degree program (most programs require at least half-time enrollment)
  • You must maintain satisfactory academic progress towards a degree.
  • You must be a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen. Eligible non-citizens may be required to present their Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) I-551 or I-94 forms in person to the Office of Financial Aid
  • You must provide all documentation requested by the Office of Financial Aid. Your financial aid award cannot be finalized without necessary documents
  • You must not be in default on a Federal student loan or owe a refund on a Federal grant at any institution
  • You must not have borrowed in excess of the annual or aggregate Federal loan limits
  • Males between the ages of 18-26 must register with Selective Service. You can register on the Selective Service web site:
  • U.S. Citizens must have a Social Security card that carries a current and accurate legal name and Social Security Number. Applicants who have changed their legal name due to marriage, etc. must acquire a new card from the Social Security Administration Office

To be eligible for the majority of grants, scholarships and loans, you are required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To expedite the process, please file the FAFSA here. We encourage you and your parent (if applicable) to apply for your Federal Student Aid ID at Your FSA ID and Username will be required to electronically sign your FAFSA and your Master Promissory Note (MPN). 

Types of Aid


Grants and Scholarships

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Pennsylvania State Grant (PHEAA)

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Outside Scholarships

To get more money to satisfy your needs, apply for Outside Scholarships.

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Loan Information

Lincoln University participates in the Federal Direct Loan Program. The program has two main sources of funding which include the Federal Direct Loan for students and the Federal PLUS Loan for parents.

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International Students

Lincoln University provides a diversified environment of a growing number of various international students from around the world. Known as the first historical black college founded in 1854, Lincoln University has continued to open its gates to the global community.

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Study Abroad Program

A student in a Study Abroad program is eligible for aid if the program is approved for academic credit towards the student’s degree by the home institution and the student is enrolled at least half- time (6 credit hours).

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Student Employment Program

The program is designed to assist students in obtaining part-time employment to help offset the cost of their education. Jobs are available on campus with University departments and off-campus with community service organizations.

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Please contact us!

Office of Financial Aid
1570 Baltimore Pike
Lincoln University, PA 19352
Phone: 800-821-9724 or
Fax: 484-365-8198


Ms. Nicola Thompson

Senior Financial Aid Counselor
Office: 484-365-7560