UC Davis Stores is Launching Equitable Access in Fall 2020
It’s a revolutionary program that will provide every UC Davis undergraduate student access to their course materials by the first day of class, all for $199 per quarter. Look for more details coming later this spring!
Designed To Solve For
The cost of course materials varies widely by major, creating significant inequity among students.
High textbook prices force many students to forgo purchasing course materials, negatively affecting academic outcomes.
Students arrive on campus with nearly everything they need - except their course materials.
Financial aid for textbooks is based on a campuswide average; many students are left to cover significant remaining costs.
Finding digital and traditional course materials from multiple sources creates confusion and takes up valuable time at the start of each quarter.
What UC Davis Students Are Saying
“Equitable Access takes a huge weight off my shoulders. I won't have to pick and choose which textbooks I can afford—I’ll have instant access to all of my textbooks for one low, fixed price. I feel lucky to attend a university that is fighting for education equity and striving to simply do better.”
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“As a first-generation and low-income student, I would appreciate access to the same educational resources as every other student. Equitable Access will give students in every academic major and from every socioeconomic background the same opportunities to achieve their fullest academic potential.”
“By reducing and equalizing the cost of textbooks, Equitable Access will allow students to pursue whatever major they want. Financial barriers don’t need to keep students from pursuing their dreams.”
Equitable Access is designed to reduce inequity among students by eliminating course material access issues, while ensuring that costs are predictable and equal for all undergraduate students.