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OFFA supports Quality Mark for care leavers in HE


SLC data shows around half of new students are benefiting from non-repayable maintenance grants


Edge Hill University wins THES Award for Outstanding Student Financial Support Package


UUK publishes research on part-time students in higher education


OFFA response to latest UCAS figures


OFFA welcomes the announcement by Higher Education Minister Bill Rammell on plans for a new national student finance service

Higher education students in England will be able to apply for student loans and grants online at the same time as applying for their place at university, under new plans announced by the Higher Education Minister Bill Rammell.


OFFA publishes its Annual Report and Accounts for 2005-06


Cut-price clearing may harbour hidden costs


Offering places at ‘discounted prices’ to fill course vacancies would be a risky approach warns OFFA

It is unlikely to be in the longer term interests of either students or universities and colleges to cut fees and/or increase bursaries late in the application cycle, says Sir Martin Harris, Director of the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) [...]


Offering places at 'discounted prices' to fill course vacancies would be a risky approach warns OFFA

It is unlikely to be in the longer term interests of either students or universities and colleges to cut fees and/or increase bursaries late in the application cycle, says Sir Martin Harris, Director of the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) [...]


Latest UCAS application figures remain encouraging


Underlying upward trend in UCAS application figures is reassuring says Director of OFFA