Success is now even more affordable

You could get up to £4,500 funding towards living costs on our part-time courses.

The Welsh Government is introducing a package of financial support for new part-time students starting their studies from September 2018. That’s more support for you while you work hard towards your new future.

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Financial support for students in Wales

Maintenance grants of up to £4,500 are now available. The money you receive isn’t a loan – you won’t need to pay it back.

The amount you receive is based on your annual household income, and how many credits you are planning to study during the year. For example, if your household income is £25,000 or below and you plan to study 90 credits or more during the year you could receive £4,500.

You can also apply for a top-up loan to make up the difference, up to a maximum value of £4,237.50. Find out more about working out your entitlement.

With tuition fee loans to cover the cost of your course also available, study has never been so affordable. Find out more about fees and funding options for OU study.

You can also contact The Open University using the link below, or you may like to talk to us at one of our open events in Wales.

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As a distance learning provider, partnership working enables us to reach out to even more people who may benefit from studying with The Open University in Wales. We work with community groups, employers, trade unions, schools and colleges and other partners to make higher education accessible to all. Find out more here