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Latest access agreement guidance

Each year, we publish detailed guidance on writing your access agreement. The latest guidance was published in February 2015 and is available here: 

How to produce an access agreement for 2016-17 (OFFA publication 2015/01) – Guidance for universities and colleges that wish to charge above the basic tuition fee in 2016-17.

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Latest monitoring guidance

We are currently monitoring access agreements for the 2013-14 academic year and the deadline to submit monitoring returns has passed. Click here for information and guidance

Other guidance

For general guidance and information to help you keep your access agreement up to date and in line with best practice, and answers to questions we are commonly asked by university and college practitioners, please click on the relevant topic in the list below.

You can also look at the archive of previous annual guidance and the archive of guidance notes we have issued on specific topics. However, please be aware that the guidance in these archives may have been superseded by later guidance.

If your query is not answered anywhere on these pages please contact us.


If your query is not answered on these pages please contact us.