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Ways to pay for a standalone course in England and for BFPO

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To find out how much it costs to study a standalone course, look at the individual module descriptions in the Standalone courses section.

Financial support

If your household income is less than £25,000 a year, and you're new to higher education, you may be eligible to study an Openings module together with 60 credits' worth of Level 1 modules as part of our Access to Success Route. This financially supported entry route is designed to offer you the opportunity to develop your skills and confidence in preparation for further study towards an OU qualification.

Find out more about Access to Success.

Employer sponsorship

Sponsorship means your employer pays your fees. If the qualification you’ve chosen is geared towards your job or developing your career, you could ask your employer to sponsor you by paying some or all of the fees.

Your sponsor needs to complete an individual sponsorship agreement, which you can download online or which you will find in your registration pack.

If your employer is reimbursing you we can send you a receipt of payment or a statement of academic record when you have completed the course.

For further information, speak to an adviser.

Pay upfront

You can pay part or all of your tuition fees upfront securely with a debit or credit card. We accept most well known credit and debit cards.

Other ways to pay

OU gift vouchers

You can pay for part or all of your tuition fees with OU gift vouchers. Vouchers are currently available in the following denominations: £10, £20, £50 and £100.

Find out more about buying or redeeming vouchers.

Mixed payment methods

You may also be able to pay via mixed payment methods.

For more information about these payment options, speak to an adviser.

Part time tuition fee loan for study towards a qualification

If you register on a qualification, such as a certificate, diploma or degree, you may be able to pay your module fee with a part time tuition loan. Fee loan repayments start at just £30 a month if your income is £25,000. Earn less ? Then you'll pay less. And you'll pay nothing at all if you earn below £21,000. See Ways to pay for a qualification for more information.

Visit the Undergraduate prospectus to see our wide range of qualifications.

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