Open University - avoiding undergrad fees hike

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mungle
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Open University - avoiding undergrad fees hike

Post by mungle » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:20 pm

The Open University have sent out letters saying that students need to register soon for a degree and start a module to avoid paying the higher 2012 fees throughout their degrees. This might also affect the financial support as well (definitely worth seeing if you qualify for free fees if you don't already have a degree).

http://www8.open.ac.uk/study/explained/ ... ts-england
http://www.open.ac.uk/fees2012

DSE212 Exploring Psychology (the first psychology course although there are other Level 1 courses students take first) doesn't start until September but you could (I think!) get around the fees hike by registering for a degree now and doing a module starting before September e.g. DSE141 Discovering Psychology is 30 points and starts in May or DD131 which would finish just about in time to start DSE212 in September. Another option is the May-June 15 point course Starting with Psychology Y183.

To see if you qualify for financial support try the eligbility checker: http://css2.open.ac.uk/fafcalculator/eligibility.aspx
(just trying out some numbers in the calculator - if you don't already have a degree and are single with no kids and on band 4 you might qualify for all or most of your fees to be paid for you!).

Caveat: This is not in any way official information so check directly with The Open University

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Re: Open University - avoiding undergrad fees hike

Post by friday » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:34 am

Having decided not to go back to my university in May (I interrupted my studies to care for my mum) I have decided to start at the OU. It's been a bit of a mad rush but I should be starting my first course (Counselling; exploring fear and sadness) in May. So glad I decided now because free is very different to the new fees!

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