CSU Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) works closely with CSU campus bookstores to support their efforts to provide affordable learning materials, including the identification of strategies that will increase the availability of lower cost choices at the point of adoption by faculty and improve student choice at the time of purchase.
CSU bookstores are actively serving their students’ course materials’ affordability needs by:
- Offering multiple choices on new-used-rental print textbooks, eTextbooks, adaptive courseware or custom publishing resources.
- Providing search tools that assist students in finding the most affordable options available for the course materials they require for their classes.
- Working directly with the campus AL$ coordinators to provide resources, support and access to lower or no cost course materials for CSU students.
- Supporting faculty to identify and adopt learning materials, providing students with the lowest possible cost, and providing a source of revenue that allows campuses to support beneficial programming and services.