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Welcome to OFFA

Promoting fair access to higher education

The Office for Fair Access (OFFA) is an independent public body that helps safeguard and promote fair access to higher education. The main way we do this is by approving and monitoring 'access agreements'. All English universities and colleges that want to charge higher fees must have an 'access agreement' with us.

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Strategic plan consultation

You can now read and respond to our Consultation on the draft OFFA strategic plan 2015-2020

Call for evidence: impact of financial support

We are seeking research, evaluation and other evidence about the impact of financial support on access, student experience, retention and completion or outcomes beyond the first degree. More information

Universities and colleges »


See guidance about writing your access agreement, find out about monitoring and sign up for RSS/email alerts to keep up to date with announcements.

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Students »


Check out info on Financial support from your university, use our useful links to help you work out what financial support you are entitled to, and find the access agreement that covers you.

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Press »


View our press releases, check out our Quick Facts and FAQs, or subscribe to our RSS press feed/email news alerts to keep up to date with OFFA announcements.

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