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I want to study a standalone module; is there any financial support available?

If you are ordinarily resident in Scotland and are studying a module you can apply for a part-time fee grant or an SDS individual learning account if you meet their eligibility criteria.


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Disability - help with fees

If you have a physical disability, mental health difficulty or specific learning difficulty for which you might need additional support, the Disabled Students' Allowance can help with study-related costs, such as equipment and transport to tutorials. Try our eligibility quiz.

Financial support may also be available to help with module fees and is based on your financial circumstances.


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I want to study a postgraduate module. Is there any financial support?

The Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) offers tuition fee loans to eligible students to help with the cost of postgraduate study, but these loans are only available for a very limited number of postgraduate modules in Scotland. For more information go to: http://www.saas.gov.uk/student_support/special_circumstances
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Can I get financial support towards the fees associated with OU study?

Financial support is available to help towards your module fees if you intend to study 30 credits or more at undergraduate level and earn less than £25,000 or receive certain benefits. You may also be eligible if you are new to study at the OU and have no previous experience of HE study if you are studying an Openings access module. For information about financial support and to find out if you are eligible for financial support towards your fees and study-related costs, see our Ways to pay website.


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