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Ways to pay for a standalone course in Wales

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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

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 we offer.

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.

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