4.18 Inclusive Access Course Materials Policy
Central Piedmont Community College offers a comprehensive set of resources as student learning tools, including Inclusive Access materials.
Inclusive Access materials include, but are not limited to, e-textbooks and digital content that supplements a physical textbook.
When students register for a course that utilizes Inclusive Access materials, Central Piedmont automatically adds the cost of the Inclusive Access materials as a charge on their student accounts. Courses that utilize Inclusive Access materials will state so in their section notes.
A. If a student repeats a course that utilizes Inclusive Access materials within the same semester, the fee will be credited.
B. In accordance with the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations 34 CFR § 668.164(c)(2), students may opt out of the automatic charge associated with Inclusive Access materials and instead independently obtain the required Inclusive Access materials from a third-party retailer. Students can exercise their right to opt out prior to the 10% point of the course. To opt out, students must follow the college inclusive access process noted in the procedure manual.
Students who opt out on or before the 10% point of the course will have a credit for the fee placed on their student account. After the 10% point of the course, there are no refunds.
C. The opt-out provision does not apply when the Inclusive Access materials are not available elsewhere or accessible by students enrolled in that program from sources other than those provided or authorized by the institution, as per the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations 34 CFR § 668.164(c)(2).
Changes approved by the Board of Trustees on May 6, 2020
Approved by the Board of Trustees on July 10, 2019.