How much will my course fees be?
Module fees vary depending on the module you choose. At The Open University, the fees you pay cover all module costs including online and printed course materials, study materials, tutor support and exams.
More than half of all new Open University students in Scotland qualify for help towards the cost of their course fees.
What support is available?
To be eligible for help with your course fees, you need to have an income of £25,000 or less and be living in Scotland. Your entitlement will depend on your circumstances and the volume of study you undertake. You can only claim one of the following so it is important that you explore the options available to you before you make your application.
Part-time fee grant
All Open University courses are offered for a number of credits on Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). If your personal income is £25,000 a year or less and you plan to study 30 or more credits at undergraduate level in 2013-14 you will be entitled to a Part-Time Fee Grant which will cover the cost of your course fees. Allow at least 28 days to make your application.
ILA200 learning account
If your personal income is £22,000 a year or less, you could be eligible for a £200 Individual Learning Account to help pay for your studies. You should not have an existing degree or be studying at college at the same time. Allow at least 28 days to make your application.
To check your entitlement go to http://css2.open.ac.uk/fafcalculator/eligibility.aspx or call 0845 300 60 90. You’ll need to allow around three weeks to make your financial support claim and will need to have completed the appropriate application process when the time comes to pay your fees to register on your course.
For more information visit our Ways to pay site to find out the options for study in Scotland.