What is Inclusive Access?
Inclusive Access is the system used to provide the access and billing when an instructor uses digital content in their course. Access is provided electronically before the first day of class, and the discounted access cost is billed to the student’s account.
How does a student pay for inclusive access?
Financial aid students will have the charge deducted from their account, cash, check and credit card payments for inclusive access fees can be paid directly to the business office with your tuition payment or prior to class starting.
What does “Other Charges” or “E-Book Fee” on student statement mean?
This is associated with inclusive access. Digital content for course will be integrated with college’s learning system Blackboard. In most cases students will not need additional materials for the course.
How do I receive inclusive access for my course?
All students using inclusive access will receive a welcome email from firstname.lastname@example.org
prior to classes starting. This email in some cases will have an access code that will be entered to register once the student logs into their blackboard account. In other cases the digital content and platform will be integrated into the black board without a code being needed. Please refer back to your welcome email.
I didn’t get an email about my inclusive access course, but other students in my class did. Was I sent an email?
What if I decide to to “Opt Out”?
Within the welcome email from email@example.com
there will be link to the student portal from that point you can select opt out. You will receive a confirmation email once this has been complete. There is a deadline to process the opt out, the date typically coincides with add/drop period. Contact the bookstore for more details.
What does it mean to opt-out?
When you opt out, access to all online content is disconnected and you are removed from the billing statements. You can contact the bookstore about special ordering the materials however they will not be a discounted inclusive access price.
What if I made a mistake and want to opt back in?
Within the same link to the student portal (check the welcome email) a student can change from opt out to opt in status. There is a deadline to process opt in, the date typically coincides with add/drop period. Contact the bookstore for more details.
Can I still purchase a physical copy of the book?
Absolutely! Students can pick up a copy of the book in the bookstore at a discounted rate (typically $30-$45). *Please note the purchase is the book only. It will NOT include the digital content that is required for class. The book option is for students who do not solely want to use their computer for assignments such as chapter reading.
I am using Federal Aid that does not allow a “course material fee.” How can I still save money and be included in such a great program?
If you have Federal Aid such as the GI Bill®, you can still utilize inclusive access! You will still pay the Business Office directly once you have elected to opt in. The “other charges” or “E-book fee” is comparable to you purchasing textbooks up front in the bookstore.
What if a student must retake an inclusive access course?
Just like tuition, inclusive access charges/fees will apply. Inclusive access is digital, therefore it cannot be reused.
I have questions that weren’t addressed. Who can I contact for further help?