Grant / loan for studying at your home university

UK Government - Access to Learning Fund (general hardship awards) (ALF)

General information on this grant / loan

UK Government
Access to Learning Fund (general hardship awards) (ALF)
Other limitation: 
Students with children, especially lone parents Other mature students, especially those with existing financial commitments Students from low–income families Disabled students Students who have been in care Students from Foyers or who are homeless Final year students

General Description

Students experiencing hardship in spite of taking out the full student loan entitlement can earn Additional Fee Support Scheme. It aims to assist students to keep in higher education. They will be paid as grants except Emergency Loans and students don’t have to repay.


The priority will be for students with children especially lone parents, students from low–income families, other mature students with existing financial commitments, disabled students, students from Foyers or who are homeless, students who have been in care, final year students. It is only available for part-time undergraduate students.

Application deadlines

We currently do not have any information on the deadline.