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Welcome to OFFA

Promoting fair access to higher education

The Office for Fair Access (OFFA) is the independent regulator of fair access to higher education in England. We believe that everyone with the potential and ambition to succeed in higher education should have equal opportunity to do so, whatever their income or background.

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Celebrating ten years of progress

It’s ten years since OFFA approved the first access agreements for English higher education. Since then, access agreements have supported and encouraged numerous improvements in fair access and widening participation. Click here to find out more about the impact of access agreements

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 OFFA announcements.

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Students »


Check out info on getting 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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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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