Free Text Book University

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Damnation, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Damnation

    Damnation New Member

    What are all the institutions which offer free text books for their programs.

    I am aware of

    1) American Public University which has a Text book Grant that supplies all undergraduate students with the required materials.

    2) Competency based programs such as Bellvue University "Flexxive", Western Governor's University and Northern Arizona University"Personalized Learning" all supply the required reading material.
  2. LGFlood

    LGFlood New Member

    I believe the reason APU's undergraduate programs have free books is because the majority of them are e-books.
  3. airtorn

    airtorn Moderator Staff Member

    Trident University - Everything comes on a CD.
  4. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    IIRC, when I attended Colorado Technical University, they said books and materials were included in the tuition. They even sent me Microsoft Office. Although, CTU is on the quarter system which makes them relatively expensive.
  5. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    Ashworth College

    Penn Foster College

    New Charter University

    Lakewood College
  6. Koolcypher

    Koolcypher Member

    Full Sail University.

    Florida International University's online Corporate MBA program tuition covers all materials.
  7. Damnation

    Damnation New Member

    I believe Herzing University can be added to the list.

    Though i haven't been able to confirm it or their Tuition rate from their Handbook. On their Tuition page they make a point to post a Value Comparison Worksheet which showed that cost of books was $0.
  8. Hadashi no Gen

    Hadashi no Gen New Member

    Grand Canyon often offers PDF versions of the required text books for free.
  9. ryoder

    ryoder New Member

    Text books cost money but in the overall cost of an education they are minor. My tuition at USF in 1994 was $160 per 3 credit hour class and the books were about $50-70 per class for new ones. I bought used for around $40. These days tuition is $624, an almost 4x increase while book prices have not increased that much.
  10. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    If you take Business and Technology Classes, most of the time you can find textbooks on Safari Books, or 24/7 books. If you are have *.MIL email for free to access.

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