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The OU has announced their new pricing structure for 2012!

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HomemadeCommunistRussia Fri 29-Jul-11 16:49:06

Basically if you are studying at the moment you pay the same price per module until 2017.

If you new to the OU it will be £5000 for a full time course (=2x modules or 120 credits)

<staggers> shock


VJay Sat 30-Jul-11 19:08:23

shock I'm so glad I've nearly finished my degree, I would never be able to afford it if I was starting now!

TimeWasting Sat 30-Jul-11 19:12:13

shock I'll not be taking that Creative Writing course then. Ever!

HomemadeCommunistRussia Sat 30-Jul-11 20:40:36

Yep 'tis pretty bad.

You can though, as far as I can tell, get a student loan for the fees now, just like an ordinary university course.

TimeWasting- if you start something this October you will sneak in as a continuing student and qualify for the lower rate. (I think)

My job is looking really shakey at the moment and I wasn't sure if I ought to take a year off from study- no way now though! If it has to go on a credit card I will carry on.

<determined emoticom>

TimeWasting Sat 30-Jul-11 20:43:00

DC2 due on October 5th or I'd already be signed up.

Definitely an expensive option to wait now, go for it.

HomemadeCommunistRussia Sat 30-Jul-11 20:49:48

Congrats smile

Check that link won't you- I might have got it wrong, maybe you might be able to qualify if you do a course starting in Feb.

Good luck!

theredhen Sat 30-Jul-11 22:31:54

Out of interest, how much does it cost a single parent to do an open university degree?

notveryinventive Sun 18-Sep-11 18:10:40

I looked at that link and it was good, but they had a link in there that was called something along the lines do i qualify for student loans, but I couldnt see it. Is there something where i can put in my details and it will tell me if i qualify for a student loan?


worzelswife Sun 18-Sep-11 18:19:46

I'm so very glad I'm finishing now too. BLIMEY! I do hope some of that is passed onto the tutors; they don't seem to be paid very much at all.

SummerRain Sun 18-Sep-11 18:26:15

They still haven't announced non-UK fees and haven't confirmed ours are protected the same way UK students are if we're already studying. I already pay £1650 for a 60 point course.

Thank god for OUSBA! Spreading the cost makes it almost managable

MrsPlesWearsAFez Sun 18-Sep-11 18:26:17

Theredhen - it depends if you're working, and how many points you want to take etc. They're really very good if you give them a call.

I did two years after dd was born, and as a LP in IS was entitled to do a number of points (equal to full-time) with the fees paid, and a small grant to cover Internet/Childcare. This was back in 2007-08 so it may have changed now.

It's a great way to study, so I'd really encourage you to give them a call smile

carocaro Tue 20-Sep-11 18:18:10

Hooray for me, something to do with spending less money rather than more for a friggin change! Have done one course already and starting another in Oct.

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