The Open University Financial Support

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The Open University Financial Support

Fees and Financial Support

Fees and financial support while you study with The Open University:

For information on The Open University fees and support see http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/fees-and-funding

Fees and financial support while you study with your partner university: 

Each partner university will have different student support packages (including scholarships).  click here for partner university contact details

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.