The Open University Financial Support
Fees and Financial Support
Fees and financial support while you study with The Open University:
Fees and financial support while you study with your partner university:
Other support available
If you’re receiving benefits or your income is less than £25,000 we have three ways to help:
- You may be eligible for a free introductory Access module to build your confidence and skills before moving on to a full Open University qualification. For more details, visit our Access page.
- New – after you’ve registered on your chosen qualification, you may be eligible for an OU Bursary of up to a maximum value of £3,000 to help with costs.
- After you’ve started studying, you may be eligible for financial help with study-related costs like travel, childcare and internet access.
If you have a disability:
- The Disabled Students’ Allowance is a government grant to cover study support costs if you have a disability. It’s not means tested, and there’s no age limit.
For more details, visit our Supporting students with disabilities page.