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Parents & Family

We would like to welcome you to the family! Sending your student to college is a major life event for all families. Lincoln University is here to assist you and your student make this transition easier by providing the latest information about campus life, important dates, and events. Through information on this site and our Residence Life Newsletter, The ResLife Reader, we will help you stay connected to campus. We thank you for your continued support, and we welcome your ideas and feedback during your student’s LU experience.


Financial Aid

As a parent or guardian, you are probably wondering about the best way to pay for your child’s education. The good news is there are many options available for financial assistance, and more than 90 percent of students here make use of these resources to meet their obligations. To be eligible for any form of financial aid, including work-study and most university-funded scholarships, your child will first need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The Office of Financial Aid can help you through this process. Our counselors work with you and your child to develop a package of resources by combining grants, scholarships, loans, and on-campus jobs. A college education is one of the most important investments you can make in your child’s future.

Campus Safety
Lincoln University’s Public Safety Department places the safety of the university community as its highest priority. If you have an emergency please contact 484-365-7211 or 484-365-8139.

Our anonymous tip line is 484-365-7799.

Resources for Lincoln Students

We want you to succeed in achieving your goals. Just as importantly, we aim to empower you to be your very best, and to help you along the way, we provide support and tools meant to assist you in your pursuit of success.

Below, you'll find a collection of useful informational resources on a variety of topics.

General Academic Resources

  • LU Self-Service: Look up your grades, register for classes, get unofficial transcripts, pay your school fees: you can do it all through the Self-Service portal.
  • Email: Set up and check your Lincoln email account.
  • Canvas: Access Lincoln’s online learning management system.
  • Registrar: Contact the Office of the Registrar, who provides assistance with academic records, certification of enrollment and degrees, major declaration, grading, and much more.
  • Langston Hughes Memorial Library: Chat with a librarian or find important research materials and books.
  • Virtual Bookstore - eCampus: Buy and sell textbooks and other materials.
  • Campus Store: Get school supplies, memorabilia, and of course, Lincoln University swag.

Undergraduate Resources

Graduate Resources

Student Success Programs

  • Academic Support: Get assistance in registration, tutoring, mentoring, placement testing, and more.
  • Engage Lincoln Lions: Find a variety of engagement opportunities offered to Lincoln students including internships and undergraduate research programs.
  • Class Deans: Meet the Class Deans who serve as mentors and support figures.
  • Dean of Students: Learn about the Dean of Students role at Lincoln.
  • Residence Life: Find out more about living on the Lincoln campus and being part of our amazing, tight-knit community.
  • The Student Wire

Payment, Cost, and Aid Resources

  • Financial Aid: Discover key resources and opportunities for paying for college.
  • Bursar: Ask questions and get information related to fees, billing, and your student account.
  • Tuition and Fees: Get a rundown of the costs related to attending Lincoln.