Ways to pay with The Open University if you live in Scotland
Thinking about a part-time degree?
Confused about your payment options?
We’re here to help.
The OU in Scotland 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 – especially as over
half of our new students qualify for help with the costs.
So let’s look at payment option number one - you could get financial support.
Depending upon how much you earn and the level you intend to study at, you could
qualify for financial support.
If you earn £25,000 or less a year – that’s personal income, not household – or are
on certain benefits, and you intend to study at least 30 credits a Part-Time Fee Grant
will cover the tuition costs of OU undergraduate modules so you study for free!
Alternatively, if you earn up to £22,000 a year or are in receipt of certain benefits,
and meet certain eligibility criteria you could apply for a Skills Development Scotland
Individual Learning Account - it’s worth up to £200, which helps cover the cost of
many of our 10 credit modules.
So that’s two ways to get help towards your tuition fees every year, with no need to
pay it back. Lovely!
Your second option is to 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.
Next – 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 around 16,000 people in Scotland 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/ways2payscotland or call 0845 300 60 90.