Access to Learning Fund
A fund that helps students to remain in higher education, particularly people who need help with costs that can't be met from other sources.
Find out about how to apply, the way that your funding requirements are assessed and the kinds of help available for eligible applicants.
Eligibility and residency criteria
The Access to Learning Fund helps students in financial hardship to remain in higher education.
How and when to apply
You apply to the Access to Learning Fund by completing an application form and submitting the relevant supporting documentation.
General assessment information
We will assess your Access to Learning Fund application with reference to your income and outgoings for the whole academic year.
Find out about the level of assumed income we will use as part of your assessment and how the level varies according to your circumstances.
We will take into account general living costs, travel, rent payments and certain types of outstanding debts when we assess your expenditure for the Access to Learning Fund.