Fees and financial support

Access to Learning Fund

Course type Fund providerType of funding
Higher EducationBradford CollegeGrant
Loan

If you are in financial hardship and need extra help to stay on your Higher Education course, you can apply to the Bradford College Access to Learning Fund.

You can apply for help if you:

  • are classed as a ‘home student’
  • have already applied for all Government support you’re entitled to
  • are studying an eligible full-time undergraduate or PGCE course

See the guidance notes for more details.

Access to Learning Fund Notes of Guidance 2019-20 (pdf)

Grants

  • End of Term Grant – a small grant for students who run out of money before the end of the Autumn or Spring term
  • Standard Grant – a small grant for students who have unexpected payments or short-term financial difficulties.
  • Hardship Grant – more substantial grants for students in more serious financial difficulties.
  • DSA Laptop Top-up Grant – for students who receive the Disabled Students’ Allowances but have to contribute £200 towards the cost of a laptop

There is also a short-term loan for students waiting for their first student finance payment.

Apply

The closing date for 2019/20 was 15 May 2020.

Access to Learning Fund application form (docx)

Access to Learning Fund application form (docx) – part-time HE students

Access to Learning Fund guidance (docx) – full-time HE students

Access to Learning Fund guidance – part-time HE students

Access to Learning Fund Policy and appeal form (docx)

ALF-DSA-Form-2021

Last updated: 08 October 2020

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