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Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$)

A guide to Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) at California State University - Dominguez Hills (CSUDH).

Bookstore Solutions

Our collective, ultimate goal,  is STUDENT SUCCESS! We all know that when students succeed…everything falls into place. The solution to reach student success is students having the materials they need and on day one. There are many paths to reach to this solution that involve working with the Bookstore, including:

Early Adoptions

The sooner the bookstore knows what a professor needs – the best chance the bookstore has to find the MOST AFFORDABLE product and the total supply they need of that product. The bookstore competes with 1,000’s of other higher learning institutions for a finite supply of product.

Immediate Access (AKA: Inclusive Access, Early Access, Follett Access, etc.)

So far, our pilot program at CSUDH is showing all the results we had hoped for. 

  • Affordability 
  • Students ready on Day 1 
  • Faculty ready to educate on Day 1 without the worry of course materials 
  • Students performing better 
  • Student retention improvement 

Immediate Access is not the end-all solution to Student Success, but it is a leading path towards our collective, ultimate goal.

Have questions? Please visit here for more information or contact the bookstore.

Custom Textbooks

Some faculty have worked with the bookstore to develop custom textbooks that reduce the cost to students by at least 30%. You may want to consider this option, keeping in mind the following:

  • Students will not be able to resell the product back to resale locations