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.

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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.

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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

16% Increased Retention

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.

54% Decreased DFWs

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!

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Implementation

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:

Step 1

Choose your course content

Step 2

Bill students course materials fee via tuition or at enrollment time

Step 3

Verify course enrollment

Step 4

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?

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Cengage Inclusive Access Helps Increase Retention by 16%

Higher education should level the playing field, providing equity to each learner. Unfortunately, there are barriers that still exist for students across family income groups and socioeconomic status. Hear from Dr. Jenny Billings, Chair, ACA English Developmental Studies at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, and Cheryl Costantini, Vice President Content Strategy, Cengage, as they discuss accessible education for all.

The Difference Between Inclusive Access and Cengage Unlimited

No two institutions are the same, and the needs of diverse learners require flexible solutions. That’s why Cengage is proud to be a company of choice with robust learning opportunities for students and faculty. Inclusive Access is a course-level solution providing day-one access to digital course materials for a particular course. Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind subscription model, covers any course using Cengage content with access to a vast library of ebooks, courseware, study tools, career resources and more in one subscription per student.