Investing in your future is more affordable than you might think.
We believe cost shouldn't be a barrier to achieving your potential, that's why we keep our fees as low as possible and offer a wide range of flexible payment and funding options.
Student Finance England is now open, so if you're considering funding your studies through a Part-Time Tuition Fee Loan, simply register for your OU course and we'll guide you through your application.
The cost of full time OU study (120 credits) works out at £5572 per year.*
*2016/17 prices; fees normally increase annually in line with inflation and the University's strategic approach to fees.
Check the course description for detailed fee information.
OU students can apply for a Part-Time Tuition Fee Loan (also known as a student loan). It's the most popular way to pay for study – over 60% of our new students in England are paying this way.
Student Finance England pays your fees, which you pay back later in affordable monthly instalments, and when you're earning over the income threshold, currently £21,000.
First, register with us on the qualification you'd like to study, choose your modules and tell us you'll be applying for a loan. Then, apply for a Part-Time Tuition Fee Loan starting in the 16/17 academic year online via Student Finance England. This will take about 15 minutes and you should have your passport and National Insurance number to hand. It can take as long as six weeks to finalise applications, so apply as soon as possible to make sure you can accept your Part-Time Tuition Fee Loan to enable you to start your course.
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If you’re on benefits or your income is less than £25,000, we have two ways to help:
For more details, visit our Supporting students with disabilities page.
If you have already studied at university level, you may be able to count it towards your Open University qualification – which could save you time and money by reducing the number of modules you need to study. At the OU we call this credit transfer.
It’s not just university study that can be considered, you can also transfer study from a wide range of professional or vocational qualifications such as HNCs and HNDs.
Find out more about credit transfer.
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