Was just wondering if anyone new a way to get the ELC scheme to pay for most of my degree. I have just signed up for one starting in May(I couldn't wait around to sort the claim paperwork for my first module as the course was about to close) with the Open University. I have priced it up and it will come to about Â£4000. I know I have to pay 20% of the cost. I have spoken to the OU and they are happy (of course) to have a lump sum of money sat with them which they dip into when I need to pay for a module. The ELC scheme will let me have Â£6000 from next year but in 3 claims in every financial year. Has anyone looked into this, know a way of getting round this? I do appreciate being able to get some money and am not whingeing. I would pay for the degree myself anyway but don't want to waste Â£2000 worth of claim on a Â£600 module for example in one year. Any help is gratefully appreciated. Many thanks, TN.