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Released Students - Financial Assistance

Financial assistance

Leaving prison can be a time of financial hardship. Governments in England, Northern Ireland and Wales provide funding to help students in financial hardship to enter and remain in higher education by providing support towards study related costs. This can cover costs such as internet access, the cost of a PC/laptop (up to a maximum of £200), printer ink, set books, stationery, and childcare costs.

To apply you should submit an application form to our Student Fees team. The application forms and their corresponding guidance notes can be found below. It is essential that you read the guidance notes thoroughly to ensure that you submit all the required evidence.

Please note, applications can only be assessed two weeks after module start date. We will also need confirmation that you are actively participating in study.

If you require further advice on evidence or eligibility please contact the Student Fees team:

Student Fees
The Open University
PO Box 6055
Milton Keynes
MK10 1NH
Telephone: 01908 653411


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