Open University sets its fees at £5,000Jul 25, 2011
Vice-Chancellor Martin Bean said: “As the higher education landscape continues to evolve rapidly, The Open University is renewing its commitment to delivering high-quality, flexible and great value for money education for all.”
He expects more students to study part-time while remaining in employment. For the first time, government loans will be available for part-time students in England which, for many, means that they will have nothing to pay up front.
The Open University is also to provide flexible payment options and financial support packages.
Mr Bean said: “Our students have rated us in the top three universities for satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the past five years and we are in a strong position to serve this and future generations of students who value the flexibility, quality and employability that an Open University education brings.
“We are confident that our new strategy will ensure that this great national institution will continue to stimulate economic growth and extend social mobility."