Student Finance

Access to Learning Fund Guidance

The Access to Learning Fund (ALF), a non-repayable discretionary fund, which gives students, facing hardship, extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. More specifically the fund can be used to:

  • meet specific course and living costs which are not already met from other sources
  • assist if students are in financial hardship
  • provide emergency payments for unexpected financial crises
  • help students who may be considering giving up their course because of financial problems

This Guidance contains guidelines to aid in the assessment of students and to help create consistency between applications.

Any questions about ALF should be directed to the Financial Aid Office:

Financial Aid Office
G43 The Registry
University of Kent


Telephone: +44(0)1227 823488/824876/823851

Access to Learning Fund 2018/19 Chapters

Finance Department, The Registry, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ

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Last Updated: 22/08/2018