A qualification with The Open University could be
more affordable than you think. Whether you’re self-funding or looking for funding support,
we’ll help you find what’s right for you. Let’s explore the options. All new eligible students in Wales can apply for a
maintenance grant of up to £4,500 to help with living costs, depending on your income and your study intensity. This isn’t a loan, so you wouldn’t need to pay it back. Over 60% of our students in Wales take out
a loan to help cover their tuition fees. You won’t need to start paying it back until you’re earning
over the threshold salary. Alternatively, you could be sponsored by your employer. If your qualification is relevant to your career development,
they might pay for some or even all of your fees. Another option is to pay for your qualification
one module at a time. Choose to pay upfront at the start of each module
or spread the cost with monthly instalments. Some students set up an OU Student Budget Account,
to help them stay on top of everything. Your course fees will cover the cost of study materials,
tuition, assessments and exams. The cost of computers, access to the internet
and childcare aren’t included, but once you’ve started studying, you may be eligible
for financial help with study-related costs. Students with a disability can apply for
the Disabled Students’ Allowance, a government grant that will cover study support costs. The most important thing is to find the funding option
that’s right for you, and our Finance Finder Tool on our
Fees and Funding Page can help. Just enter openuniversity.co.uk/funding for more information Or, give our friendly team a call on 029 2047 1170
We’d be happy to talk through your funding options.