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Other ways to pay for your studies

Investing in your future is more affordable than you might think. We know there’s a lot to consider when choosing to study, not least how much it’s going to cost and how you can pay. That’s why we keep our fees as low as possible and offer a wide range of flexible payment and funding options. We believe cost shouldn’t be a barrier to achieving your potential.

If you're not eligible to study for free with an undergraduate Part-Time Fee Grant we can help you find a fee payment option to fit your circumstances.

Other ways to pay

  • A woman sitting in front of a laptop at a kitchen table, with papers spread out and using a calculatorPay as you go – find out more about an account with Open University Student Budget Accounts Ltd (OUSBA) and the option of paying for your study in instalments as you go. You must be at least 18 years of age and credit is subject to your financial circumstances and status.
  • Pay up front – by debit or credit card when you sign up for each module.
  • Employer sponsorship – if your study relates to work, your employer may be prepared to pay some or all of your fees. 
  • If you’ve been injured in, or due to, military service, you could be funded to complete a full Open University qualification with a Disabled Veterans' Scholarship.
  • Tuition fee loans are available for postgraduate study. 

Fees information 

  • You don’t pay for a whole qualification up front, each OU module is paid for separately. 
  • A qualification comprises a series of modules, each with an individual fee. Added together, they give you the total cost.
  • Modules typically cost £528 (30 credits) or £1,056 (60 credits).*
  • Most OU students study 60 credits a year over six years for an honours degree.
  • Fees include OU course materials, tutor support, assessments, and exams.
  • Check course descriptions for details on fees.
    *2021/22 prices; there are some exceptions to this credit pricing, check the course description for detailed fee info.

If you’d prefer to talk through your options:

If you haven’t applied or studied with us yet visit new student enquiries or call 0300 303 5303

If you’ve already applied, or are studying with us log in to StudentHome for your personalised contact details.