Name changed for this as It might be slightly controversial..
Ever since starting with the Open university 4 years ago I have had funding from them. A month after each course starts I seem to get just over £260 from student support. This has happened on each course so I haven't questioned it but starting to wonder if I should have? While on my first course I did notice other people on the forum asking when they would get their money though so guess I just thought it was normal.
DP has just started 2 courses with the OU and is in need of a laptop as his is on it's last legs. He started a month ago but as he is receiving his finance through student finance and not the OU I am unsure whether he will get anything?
I feel awful for relying on funding but started my course in the hope I'd be able to work in IT at least as I am disabled and had to leave working in childcare. My health is getting worse but I only have another year or 2 to finish and It seems a waste not to go the whole way. DP is my carer and is desperate for a job but with a lack of qualifications his only option is a OU degree.
Does anyone know whether It's normal to get money from student support for each course? Or whether DP could get anything to help him towards course materials?
Hi. When you started yes it was normal to get that payment per module. Now it is different but I don't know all the ins and outs of the new system so his best bet is to call financial support and talk it through. Has he taken out a loan for the fees? Did he qualify for the access to success route where you get the first module for Â£75?