Ways to pay with The Open University if you live in Northern Ireland
Thinking about studying for a part-time degree?
Confused about your payment options?
We’re here to help.
The OU in Northern Ireland believes everyone should have access to world-class learning,
so don’t let money worries hold you back.
With 4 simple ways to cover the cost, studying with the OU is much more
affordable and straightforward than you might think.
So let’s look at payment option number one - you could get financial support.
There are 2 grants available to people living in Northern Ireland – and you can apply for
If your household income is less than £25,420 you can apply for a Fee Grant to
go towards or even cover the cost of the modules you study. The amount it’s
worth depends on how much you earn and how many credits you’re studying for,
but it could be as much as £1,230.
You can also apply for a Course Grant.
If your household income is less than £28,067 a year, you’ll be eligible for a
Course Grant to help you pay for other costs of study, like a laptop, internet
access or travel to tutorials - it’s worth up to £265!
And if you have a partner who is financially dependent on you, or you have
children, you can earn more and may still be eligible for both these grants.
Next, you could pay as you go.
Want to manage your money as you go along?
Say hello to the OU’s student budget account OUSBA, our monthly payment scheme.
We calculate your annual fees then spread them out in monthly instalments, to save you finding the full cost up front.
And now your third option – have you thought about employer sponsorship?
The brilliant thing about OU study is that you don’t have to quit work to get your
degree – over 70% of our students earn while they learn.
And even more brilliantly, some of our students get financial help from their employers – why not ask your boss to sponsor you?
Last but not least, you can of course pay upfront– by debit or credit card.
So that’s 4 simple payment options. And right now, they’re helping over 4,000 people in Northern Ireland change their lives. Can you afford not to study with us?
To find out more about any of the payment options we’ve shown you and to check your eligibility for financial support, visit www.openuniversity.co.uk/ways2payNI or call 028 9032 3722