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Admitted Students

Your Moment. Your Decision.

Congratulations on your acceptance to the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University! Each year a remarkable group of students enters Lincoln’s campus to join our diverse body of scholars on an intellectually stimulating and socially empowering journey. You are only a few steps away from being a part of this life-changing experience.

What's Next?

The steps below are designed to ensure a smooth transition to Lincoln University and connect you to the resources you will need to start your academic career.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When do I submit my admissions deposit?

After you have been admitted to Lincoln, you are eligible to submit the acceptance deposit. Your acceptance letter will include your unique log-in credentials for the deposit payment portal. You should pay the deposit as soon as possible so you can submit your request for housing and continue the steps for enrollment.

Q: What is my student ID number?

Your student ID number is located on your digital and/or mailed acceptance letter. View your acceptance letter in your Lincoln Admissions Portal. If you cannot locate it, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Q: Are Financial Aid and financial clearance the same?

Financial aid and financial clearance are NOT the same. If you are planning to use financial aid to help cover expenses, financial clearance happens AFTER your financial aid package is completed. This will include submitting all required paperwork; accepting or declining loans; completing entrance counseling; and signing the Master Promissory Notes.

Q: Do any payment plan options exist?

Yes, if you need to set up a payment plan please access Nelnet. All students must have a zero ($0) balance on their student account in order to enroll for a current term.