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Access to Learning Fund

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The Access to Learning Fund is a grant specifically for students who are in financial hardship. This could be because your student loan does not cover your essential day to day living costs or due to a one-off cost in exceptional circumstances.
For more information about the fund, how it is assessed, who is eligible and what type of evidence you may be asked to provide, please click on the tiles below:

How is The Access to Learning Fund assessed?

There are different types of Access to Learning Fund awards, each type dependent on your situation.

Who is eligible for the Access to Learning Fund grant?

Find information about which students may be eligible for the Access to learning Fund.

FAQs and how we access your application

Find answers to any questions regarding the Access to Learning Fund and information about how we assess your application.

Acceptable Evidence

For information and examples of the evidence that we may ask you to provide as part of your application for Financial Support


To access the fund, please complete an application for Financial Support. One of our advisors will then contact you to discuss your circumstances in more detail to gather information about your income, expenditure and household information to let you know what support you may be entitled to and what evidence you will need to provide.

Financial Support Enquiries:
Telephone: 01772 895000 / Email: thei@uclan.ac.uk