Welcome to Arkansas State University's Inclusive Access program, designed to provide affordable, access to required course materials for all students. This innovative program allows students to access digital course materials on the first day of class, ensuring they have the resources they need to succeed at a reduced cost.
How it works
The program starts with faculty members selecting the course materials for their courses. Once the materials are selected, the Roar Store partners with publishers or vendors to negotiate a discounted price.
When a student registers for a class which utilizes the IA program, the materials are made available to students before or on the first day of class, and a course material charge is placed on their student account.
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How much much do textbooks in the inclusive access program cost?
The inclusive access fee for a course will vary depending on the specific course materials included in the program and what price the bookstore has negotiated with the publisher. Typically, course materials used in an IA program will be at a highly discounted price. A crosswalk with Fall 2023 IA courses and fee information is available here.
How do I pay for inclusive access?
The cost of inclusive access is automatically added to your tuition or course fees, and you will pay for it through your student account.
What does “opting out" mean?
To opt out of an inclusive access program means to decline the option to participate. If you opt out, you will still need to obtain the required course materials through other means, such as purchasing or renting them elsewhere.
How do I opt out of the IA program?
To opt-out, you must log into Canvas, go to the course you wish to opt out of, and select the box “Opt Out of IA Program” before the add/drop date. You must repeat this process separately for each course that is a part of the IA program.
Do I still need to opt-out if I drop a course?
No. If you have already dropped the course by the add/drop date, you will automatically be opted out of the IA program and will not be charged.
*Students who drop after the add/drop date will be charged with no refunds.
Can I opt back in if I opted out by mistake?
Yes. To opt back in, you must log into Canvas, go to the course you opted out of, and select the box “Opt Into IA Program” before the add/drop date.
IA Course Materials Access & Opt-Out Walkthrough
1. Access your course. **DEMO EXAMPLE**
2. Click the "Content" tab.
3. A pop-up window will generate. Please check that the correct course name is shown in the pop-up window.
4. If you wish to opt out, click the "Want to opt-out?" button and select a reason for opting out in the dropdown box.
5. To complete the opt-out process, confirm by clicking the "Opt Out" button.