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Lazuliblue
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I've been trying to contact the OU but I suppose because everyone is starting their courses, they are having a lot of calls, and mine isn't an urgent one.

Anyway, I've already posted this on another thread, but thought I'd try again

Can you get full financial funding (providing you meet all the other criteria e.g earn less than £15,000) if you are doing 120 points in a year?

It is just when I use the eligibility checker, and put in that I will be doing a course totalling 90 points or more, when the result comes up it says "Your fees paid up to a value of £1210 for courses of 30 points or more totalling up to 60 credit points."

Any info would be much appreciated
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(Original post by Lazuliblue)
I've been trying to contact the OU but I suppose because everyone is starting their courses, they are having a lot of calls, and mine isn't an urgent one.

Anyway, I've already posted this on another thread, but thought I'd try again

Can you get full financial funding (providing you meet all the other criteria e.g earn less than £15,000) if you are doing 120 points in a year?

It is just when I use the eligibility checker, and put in that I will be doing a course totalling 90 points or more, when the result comes up it says "Your fees paid up to a value of £1210 for courses of 30 points or more totalling up to 60 credit points."

Any info would be much appreciated
yes, im doing 120 this year and havent paid a penny. The part you've put in bold i would say is a mistake because theyve just redesigned their website.

I would apply for funding and register for the courses online.....they send it all out for you to sign before anything happens anyway. You will get a short contract for each course telling you whether funding is available for it or not, if there isnt funding available then just dont sign it and you wont be registered.
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£1210 would certainly cover more than 60 points in any case, you should get full funding if you're under the threshold.
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£1210 would certainly cover more than 60 points in any case, you should get full funding if you're under the threshold.
i think there are some law and accountancy 60 point courses that it doesnt quite cover.
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Good point that.
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Thanks that will be so great if I can get full funding. I'm hoping to do pyschology so I'll get in touch with the OU when the rush has slowed down to make sure.
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You might find that £1210 isn't quite enough to cover the cost of all your courses though, and have to fund a bit yourself
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Well, hopefully it will cover most of it. I will certainly end up with a lot less debt than I would if I went to a "brick" uni. I think the last straw came yesterday when my friend told me she's going to be in about £6000 of debt in the first year!
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