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Driving Affordability in Higher Education
It’s difficult to understand the issue of affordability. Cost, price and aid vary across institutions—and institution types, such as public, private, two-year and four-year, as well as online and on ground. Of course students and families also contend with their own set of challenges.
To gain some clarity, view these articles created in partnership with Inside Higher Ed. They examine affordability issues, including those beyond money—such as time to graduation—that significantly impact how much students and families pay.
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Evolve Your Approach with Inclusive Access
There is an educational solution that saves money, ensures greater preparedness, streamlines processes and delivers results. A model that empowers faculty to teach without financial limits and equips learners with the resources they need to get all they can out of their courses. Get it all with Inclusive Access.
Inclusive Access is a business model that integrates the cost of course materials directly through the campus bookstore or other preferred transactions. The Inclusive Access model at Cengage does this PLUS delivers content directly, and seamlessly, to an institution’s Learning Management System (LMS) or other preferred channel so students are ready from day one.
Note that inclusive access is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Instead, we consider an institution’s appetite for digital adoption—then build out a solution that’s uniquely yours.
Hear from our Institutional Partners
Student retention in the English Department at Rowan-Carrabus Community College increased by 16 percent. See how providing Inclusive Access for affordable, immediate courseware enabled this.
By integrating Inclusive Access with the campus bookstore, Glendale Community College Business and IT students decreased Drop/Fail/Withdraw (DFW) rates by 54 percent. Learn more.
Read even more about how RCCC is addressing the student affordability challenge in a special blog with Dr. Jenny Billings, Curriculum Chair, English →
How Inclusive Access Works
Working alongside your institution’s leadership and bookstore, we create a master agreement—freeing faculty from having to implement the Inclusive Access model individually. Additionally, we partner with third-party providers including Vital Source, Red Shelf, Verba, Follett and Barnes & Noble providing your institution with a seamless experience. With Inclusive Access, the only thing your faculty need do is opt in!
Explore the Inclusive Access Delivery Model
Once you decide to make the transition to Inclusive Access, a Cengage representative will work alongside you to get the program launched on your campus. Once your institution has been set up, you’ll work with your own faculty to:
Choose your course content
Bill students course materials fee via tuition or at enrollment time
Verify course enrollment
Provide Cengage with a census report
“With guaranteed access to their digital learning materials before the first day of class, our students are primed for success: evidence shows that students who read their materials in the first two weeks are more likely to read throughout the semester, get higher grades and stay in school.”
Stacy Morrone, AVP, Learning Technologies, Indiana University
Learn More About Inclusive Access Today!
You play a critical role in student achievement by connecting learners with the materials and instruction they need to succeed. At Cengage, we’re working with institutions across the country to affect real change by making higher education more affordable for students with Inclusive Access partnerships. Will yours be one of them?