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Welcome to OFFA

Promoting fair access to higher education

The Office for Fair Access (OFFA) is an independent public body that helps safeguard and promote fair access to higher education. The main way we do this is by approving and monitoring 'access agreements'. All English universities and colleges that want to charge higher fees must have an 'access agreement' with us.

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OFFA annual report 2012-13

Now published - read it on our publications page.

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All the information and guidance you need to get your access agreement approved, complete your monitoring return, and keep up to date with our guidance on best practice.

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Students »


Check out our Financial support from your university page, use our useful links page 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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