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Paying with a credit or debit card

Complete your module payment quickly and easily with a single card payment.

You pay for each module individually, when you register, so you only pay for what you’re going to study each year.

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What cards can I use?

We accept credit or debit cards from American Express, Mastercard, Visa or Visa Electron.

How do I pay with a card?

You can use your card to pay online, through your StudentHome page – you’ll need to make an account first to do this. Or over the phone with our Student Recruitment team.

Paying for your module(s) in full before the advertised final enrolment date completes your registration.

Can I use a card to part pay?

Of course! Some of our students pay part of their module fee with a card and pay the remainder in instalments through the Open University Student Budget Accounts (OUSBA). Or, you might even be able to secure sponsorship from your employer to pay for part (or all) of your tuition costs. Find out more about mixing your payment methods.

Laptop with a phone and credit cards

At school I’d gone up to A-levels and then I made a right mess of that, so I didn’t do any more education until I got into my thirties and I became obsessed with the idea of proving to myself that I could do a degree. I was reading something and I thought ‘I could do that!’ At the time one of my nephews was doing his A-levels and that spurred me on too. I paid for it via OUSBA with a monthly direct debit. I could cope with that.

Carl Jones, BA (Hons) History

Carl jokes that The Open University turned out to be an expensive dating agency, as he met his partner online while she was studying the same course. He says: “The Open University gave me my partner Becky and our wonderful OU baby Morgan.”

That’s what we call a sound investment!