Degree Week: Face those Finances

One of the main factors to be considered when returning to study is money. Will you be able to fund yourself as you progress though your course? Luckily, there are lots of ways to minimise fees - so don’t let finances stand in your way.

Some people pay for courses themselves through savings or a bank loan. However, you should see if there are other funding options available before paying yourself. As with any education course, funding will depend on your circumstances and the subject you’re planning to study.


Making the decision to return to education is a big decision, and lots of factors should be considered. During Degree Week (August 10 – 14), we want to help you address some of those concerns; we’ll be posting helpful content and hosting a live online web chat on Tuesday August 11. There, you can speak to current students and find out the many benefits of distance learning.


Many Open University students have their course paid for them by their employer. If your course will enhance your ability to perform in your role, then you may be able to convince your company to sponsor your studies - it’ll help them as well as you! If you are interested in studying the MBA, you can quickly generate a proposal for your employer using our interactive tool.


Depending on where you live, you may be able to apply for a grant to study at The Open University. Explore all the options by contacting us.

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You can pay for your course through The Open University Student Budget Account - this is a special service offered to Open University students that makes payment easy and affordable. Find out more at

Now that you know how easy it is to fund your decision to return to college, it’s time to make it happen! Browse our many courses here


7 August, 2015 - 16:50