Access to Learning Fund (ALF)

Terms and Conditions 2021/22

  • To be eligible for the Access to Learning Fund, which is an income assessed discretionary fund, students need to be registered at the University for the new academic year.
  • Applicants are expected to apply for the maximum funding from Student Finance/NHS Bursaries.
  • The fund cannot help with paying for tuition fees.
  • The University will contact students using the University student email account, and it is the student’s responsibility to check this account regularly for important information regarding their application and payments of the fund.
  • Once students have registered at the University they can apply to the fund by fully completing the Access to Learning Fund application form and providing all supporting evidence.
  • All applicants to the Access to Learning Fund are required to attend/complete a Budgeting Workshop.
  • Successful students must maintain an appropriate standard of behaviour and engagement throughout their course of study at the University of Bedfordshire. If a recipient does not meet the appropriate standard of behaviour and engagement the funding may be withdrawn from that individual.
  • The University reserves the right to withhold instalments of the Access to Learning Fund if students withdraw, interrupt, not attend or otherwise do not progress satisfactorily with their studies.
  • Recipients must remain in good financial standing with the University.
  • The University may also seek to reclaim monies paid where progress is not satisfactory
  • Closing date for the Access to Learning Fund is 8th July 2022 - funds permitting.


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