With the current situation around Coronavirus continuing to evolve we remain available to assist our customers by telephone and email. The OUSBA web portal remains available for loan applications, making payments and viewing existing account details. If you are experiencing financial difficulties due to the current situation please contact us by telephone on 0300 3037444 or 01908 655777 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Please note that, as all our representatives are working from home following the government guidelines, please do not send any important communication by post during the period of this crisis as it may lead to a delay in any action by us on any instructions or request from you. If you are unable to use email or online channels for any reason, please call us on the number given and our representatives will be able to provide any help or assistance that you need.
Should you have been furloughed, but you still wish to apply for a new loan, please contact us, to talk through your new financial circumstances.
If you are a self-funding student or have decided not to use a UK/EU tuition fee loan The Open University Student Budget Accounts Ltd (OUSBA) would like to make it as easy as we can for you to pay your fees, which is why we offer a flexible payment system.
OUSBA is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Open University and has been giving OU students financial access to OU modules and qualifications since 1998. When you charge your fees to OUSBA Ltd, the company pays The Open University (OU) on your behalf so that the OU can register you for your module or qualification. This is a secure, quick and easy way to fully pay your fees as each module is completed. Its a really convenient pay as you go option. Once registered with the OU you have two options, to:
|Number of Monthly Repayments (Duration of Agreement):||12 Months|
|Rate of Interest:||5.0% (fixed)*|
|OU Fee (Total Amount of Credit):||£3,096.00 (cash price)|
|APR||5.1% APR representative|
|Total Amount Payable:||£3,180.36|
|Amount of Interest:||£84.36|
You can write to OUSBA at PO Box 508, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6HX.
An Open University Student Budget Accounts (OUSBA) agreement is a legally binding credit agreement between you and OUSBA Ltd. By signing this agreement you personally will remain liable for the repayments and are bound by its terms and condition. This applies even if you are trying to secure funds to pay your fees from a third party.
As a responsible lender every application undergoes a Credit and Affordability Check with a Credit Reference Agency to ensure you can meet your financial obligations.
For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pages where you can learn more about the instalment plans on offer. If you want to spread the cost of your fees whilst you study and pay monthly by Direct Debit then opening an Open University Student Budget Account is a great option for you.