Concordia College Partners with eCampus.com to Launch Equitable Access Course Materials Program to Reduce Financial Barriers for Students
Lexington, KY (PRUnderground) April 11th, 2023
Concordia College, a four-year liberal arts college in Moorhead, MN, is proud to announce the launch of its new Equitable Access Course Materials Program called ACHIEVE. In partnership with eCampus.com, a leading provider of higher education technology solutions, the program will provide all students with first day access to all required course materials for one affordable fee per semester.
This innovative program is part of Concordia’s ongoing commitment to reduce the financial barriers that many students face when purchasing course materials. Under the program, all undergraduate students will pay the same low-cost fee, making it possible to significantly reduce course material expenses. Through eCampus.com’s technology platforms, students will automatically receive all required course materials, including textbooks and digital content, according to their class schedules, on or before the first day of class. Textbooks are delivered directly to campus for convenient pickup, with digital content automatically delivered through Concordia’s learning management system or eCampus.com’s personalized digital bookshelf.
“We are thrilled to add another tool that sets our students up for success,” said PJ Hines, Director of the Concordia College bookstore. “By collaborating with eCampus.com, students will have all the course materials they need right away and without any sticker shock. The affordability and convenience factors fall right in line with how we want to provide for our students.”
In addition to addressing the rising costs of education, the ACHIEVE equitable access solution also supports academic success and retention by ensuring students have the necessary learning tools to improve outcomes. As an all-inclusive course materials model, faculty are encouraged to seek out best-fit content while also considering the benefits of OER content and other low-cost alternatives. Students have complete transparency into the program’s fee and structure, with the option to opt-out of the program if desired. eCampus.com will support opt-out students with alternative access to required course materials through an individual student purchase model.
“eCampus.com is excited to partner with Concordia College on this innovative program and to support their commitment to equity and opportunity in the classroom for all students,” said Matt Montgomery, President and CEO. “We believe that all students deserve access to affordable course materials on day one, and applaud Concordia’s forward-thinking vision to level the academic playing field through an equitable access model.”
The Concordia College ACHIEVE program will launch in fall 2023. For more information about eCampus.com’s equitable access solutions, visit ecampushighered.com.
About Concordia College
Founded in 1891, Concordia College is a four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America offering more than 120 areas of study including 13 preprofessional programs. The college is composed of three academic schools: The Offutt School of Business, The School of Arts and Sciences, and The Sanford Heimarck School of Health Professions. The student body is made up of more than 1,900 undergraduate and graduate students from 37 states and 62 countries.
eCampus.com is a premier online retailer of textbooks and digital course materials. Consistently exceeding industry standards, eCampus.com’s mission is to provide the easiest, fastest, and most affordable way for K-12 and higher education students to buy, rent, or sell textbooks and digital content. Founded on July 2, 1999, eCampus.com reshaped the textbook industry by taking the traditional college bookstore online. Remaining an edtech leader in future-proof course material solutions, eCampus.com serves over 300 schools, colleges, and universities. Their comprehensive course material solutions suite includes full-service online bookstores, inclusive access and equitable access programs, and expert campus store operations and management. Through products that simplify the adoption, management, and procurement of course materials, eCampus.com propels student success by delivering the right course materials, at the right time, and the right price. Learn more at www.ecampus.com and www.ecampushighered.com.