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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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Where else can I get information about financial support?

For general information about financial support for study at higher education level if you live in Scotland visit the Student Awards Agency in Scotland.


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Can I apply for financial support if I am registering late?

You can apply for a part-time grant up to 3 months after your course has started. If you apply for the fee grant after the final enrolment date for your module, then we will change your payment method and refund your fees only if your application for the grant is successful.


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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: www.saas.gov.uk 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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How do I apply for financial support?

How to apply
When you've chosen your module and are ready to pay, let us know if you want to apply for financial support. You then apply for the part-time free grant (PTFG) from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). As part of the process, you need to send your form to the OU in Scotland, with your registration agreement, for us to confirm to SAAS that you're on a module.
How long does it take?
SAAS take up to 28 days to process your application. Please allow plenty of time for your application to be assessed, as you need to have completed the application process by the final enrolment date of the module.
For more information please see our Ways to pay website.


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