Help with fees if you intend to study less than 30 credits
If you are new to the OU, have little or no previous experience of higher education and are eligible to pay the UK fee,
you may be eligible for help towards your module fees. If you are intending to study one of our short modules, less
than 30 credits, you can apply for help if you are receiving a qualifying state benefit.
If you are thinking of studying one of our Openings modules you can apply for help if you are receiving a qualifying state benefit
or if your household income is less than £16,865.
You need to allow plenty of time if you’re applying for financial support. Please apply as early as possible. The deadline for application
is given on the module description.
For more information about financial support, try our online eligibility checker or contact the Financial Support Office.
If you intend to study 30 credits or more
You will not be eligible for financial support if you study modules as standalone courses. However, if you decide to study for a qualification, you may be eligible. Find out more about the qualifications
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.