Affordability Counts was created as a direct response to the increasing costs of textbooks in higher education. The program recognizes faculty who take steps in their courses to advance affordability across Florida state universities and colleges. We encourage faculty across Florida to explore our Affordability Counts website as a reference for low-cost materials or submit a low-cost course of their own.

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Free and Low-Cost Textbooks

A robust library of the most affordable, high quality course materials available.

Medallion Recipients

Submit your low-cost course materials to earn your badge today.


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Why low cost?

A response to the high cost of education.

Institutional Partners

How it works

Step 1

Faculty take steps to convert a current course into an affordable course by implementing low-cost materials. Materials can be sources from already listed medallion-awarded courses.

Step 2

Faculty submits a course with materials costing students no more than $20 in total out-of-pocket expenses per credit.

Step 3

A committee reviews the course and confirms the target price. If the course passes, faculty receives an ‘Affordability Counts’ medallion to display on their courses and are added to the low-cost course listing on our website.