But we need your commitment. Affordability in Florida depends on the adoption of the emerging low-cost alternatives now available as well as the exchange of those resources between institutions, thereby providing access to quality, affordable education across our state. Together we can reverse the tide of increasing textbook costs.
In an effort to address the rising costs of course materials, Affordability Counts seeks to advance affordability for all state universities and colleges by providing a searchable listing of low-cost courses. This listing provides faculty with access to peer-tested information to help reduce the costs of their own course materials.
Here’s how it works: first, we encourage university and college faculty to submit courses meeting the low-cost target of $20 or less of out-of-pocket student expenses per credit. . Our submission form asks faculty to enter information about their course and the costs of materials, which are then sent to review committee for confirmation.
This website lists all the medallion earners according to the State of Florida common course ID numbering system, providing an an easy way for faculty across Florida to search out what open-source or low-cost materials other instructors are using to supplement their courses.