Other ways to fund online distance learning
Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)
If you have a disability or learning difference and normally live in the UK, you may be eligible for DSA. It covers disability-related costs or expenses you may have while studying online. You can claim DSA in addition to your student finance loan.
The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) has created a clear and useful guide to DSA. It explains the support you can receive depending on where you live in the UK.
For more information, and help applying for DSA, see our Disability Service page.
We are happy to accept payments from sponsors, for all or part of your fee.
Employers are often very supportive of staff undertaking further education. Their support can be invaluable when you’re learning online.
If you receive financial support from your employer, we’ll invoice them for the agreed amount before your studies start. Fees for our short courses need to be paid in full before the course starts, whether you’re being partly or fully sponsored.
To see what bursaries and scholarships are currently available, search our Funding Database.