Connect with us

Academics

Columbia College Introduces No-Fee, Free Textbook Program

Columbia College hopes to make getting an education more affordable.

Published

on

Columbia College announced the launch of the Truition’ initiative for the fall 2018 semester, in which students enrolled in online or evening classes will no longer have to pay extra fees or for textbooks.

Although the program is not extended to traditional daytime students, they have access to other methods of financial aid. Regardless, most of Columbia College’s enrollment is made up by online and evening campus students.

“New students enrolling under Truition in the fall 2018 semester will pay $375 per credit hour, which includes all fees and books. For currently enrolled students eligible for the offer, tuition will increase from $305 per credit hour to $335 per credit hour,” the Columbia Daily Tribune reported.

The increase of $30 per credit hour will add up to $90 for a three-credit hour class, however, this is still cheaper than the cost of fees and textbooks.

Columbia College will cover the cost of textbooks by negotiating with sellers and buying in bulk at a discounted rate, hoping to in turn increase enrollment.

The main distributor will be an e-text and educational resources distribution company called EdMap, in which students will get to keep their textbooks and have unlimited access to e-books.

Are you looking for digital journalism training and experience? Are you a journalism major who wants to take your career to the next level? CMN’s Digital Journalism course gives you real-time experience, intense feedback on your writing, exposure to journalism influencers and mentors, and a great place to display your work. You can get academic credit too. Check out the Digital Journalism Course here.

Gigi Foster is a student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She's a midfielder on the women's soccer team and is studying ocean sciences.

Sign up for the Morning Scoop

and wake up with us each day.

CMN Reports

Academics4 days ago

Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill Faces More Trouble Over U.N. Speech

The Temple University professor is under fire from Temple for a U.N. speech critical of Israel.

by , The Catholic American University
National News3 weeks ago

Michigan State University Ex-President Charged in Larry Nassar Case

The investigation continues.

by , U. Alabama Birmingham
Food3 weeks ago

CDC Warns Not to Eat Romaine Lettuce Amid Another E. coli Outbreak

If you were planning on having a side salad this Thanksgiving, think again.

by , U. Alabama Birmingham
Academics3 weeks ago

Michael Bloomberg Donates $1.8 Billion to Johns Hopkins University

Bloomberg's gift is one of the largest ever donations to higher education, but it hasn't garnered the praise that the...

by , University of Pittsburgh
Education3 weeks ago

Betsy DeVos Reinterprets Title IX: Victims Must Bear the Burden of Proof

Opponents of the policy say that it would favor the accused over the accuser.

by , University of Pittsburgh
In the Hot Seat3 weeks ago

This Heartwarming Story Turned out to be too Good to be True

Couple who decided they wanted to do the right thing by raising money for a homeless man turned out to...

by , Mercy College
National News3 weeks ago

Trump Administration to Restore Acosta’s Press Pass

CNN file a lawsuit against President Trump

by , Mercy College
History3 weeks ago

Judge Rules CNN’s Jim Acosta Must be Granted Previous Press Credentials

A win for journalistic freedom...as the saga continues.

by , CMN Senior Correspondent

Top Reads