Affordable Learning Solutions at Sacramento State

In 2010, the California State University launched a system-wide Affordable Learning Solutions campaign in response to the significant increase of the cost of college textbooks. Since 1986, the average cost of textbooks has increased annually over 6%. The average CSU student spends over $800.00 per year on textbooks. The purpose of this campaign is to encourage the faculty and students to have alternatives to expensive textbooks and subject materials.

At California State University, Sacramento, Academic Technology and Creative Services and the Center for Teaching and Learning have developed this website to inform faculty and students of the resources and services available on campus and on the internet to help the them locate, use and share information that will help keep educational content and materials at an affordable cost. The goals of this campus effort are to:

  • Allow faculty, staff and students easy access to find low-cost or free textbooks and course content that can be used instead of more costly textbooks.
  • Recognize the efforts of faculty to reduce costs for students.
  • Share and learn from other CSU faculty in the system about the efforts being made and the materials being used in various disciplines to defray the cost of textbooks and course content for students.