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I have a degree - can I still get financial support if I live in Scotland?

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 can find out quickly and easily if you are eligible for financial support towards your fees and study-related costs, by trying our eligibility checker.


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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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What are the income thresholds for financial support?

If your personal income is £25,000 or less and you're studying at least 30 credits then you can apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for a part-time fee grant. For more information including details of how to apply please see Ways to pay website. There is no financial support for post graduate fees


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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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I'm on benefits, will I qualify for financial support?

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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Is there any assistance available towards broadband/Internet costs?

OU students on low incomes who need support with additional study-related costs, such as childcare for tutorials,internet costs or travel, may be able to get help via discretionary funding from the OU in Scotland. For an application form call 0131-226-3851


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What is the part-time Fee Grant and who is eligible?

You can apply for financial support for your fees with a part-time fee grant if your personal income is £25,000 or less and you're studying 30 - 119 credits in an academic year. You can apply only once each session. To apply go to: http://www.saas.gov.uk/forms_and_guides/part_time.htm to download the form. It takes approximately 28 days to complete the application process and you need to complete the process before the final enrolment date of your module.


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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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