The University of Arizona

UA Increases Affordability, Access to College Textbooks

The University of Arizona is making it easier for students to afford and gain access to college textbooks. Last spring, 1 out of 5 students opted out of buying a required course text due to high cost, according to a survey by the National Association of College Stores. 

E-textbooks have emerged as a way for colleges to fix this problem and the UA is one of the institutions leading the way. 

For example, the UA BookStores has created an e-textbook program that directly delivers digital content to each students' learning management systems account. The program has seen strong student support. To date, the UA has seen a 96 percent adoption rate of the program, according to Cindy Hawk, assistant director of the UA BookStores. 

To learn more about how the UA is developing a successful model for their e-textbook program and taking digital course materials to the next level, visit University Business