Generally, students of the Open UAS pay for their own studies. If the studies aim towards development of professional skills, you can negotiate with your employer regarding the study expenses, and the possibility of carrying out studies during working time.
In addition to the Open University's course fee, some expenses may incur from purchasing textbooks, buying lecture materials and copying. Course books and other literature relating to studies can usually be found free of charge in the library.
Ask your campus' contact person for information about the sale and copying of lecture material
Studies at the Open UAS are not entitled to Kela's student allowance.
The right of an unemployed student to receive unemployment benefit is mainly determined by whether the studies are regarded as full-time or part-time. Part-time studies do not typically hinder the payment of a daily unemployment allowance. The student should consult the employment authorities in the student's locality in advance to find out what kind of impact studies at the Open UAS have on unemployment benefit.