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Paying with a credit or debit card

You pay at the start of each module – when you register – with a credit or debit card, or via bank transfer.

We accept payment by American Express, Maestro (UK only), Mastercard, Visa/Delta and Visa Electron.

Mixed payments may also be an option; some of our students pay part of their tuition fee with a debit card, and pay the remainder in instalments through OUSBA. Contact us if you’d like to do this.

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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!

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