The Textbook Provision of the Higher Education Opportunity Act requires that students have access to the cost of course materials at the time they register for classes. Below is an excerpt from the law:
"(a) PURPOSE AND INTENT.-The purpose of this section is to ensure that students have access to affordable course materials by decreasing costs to students and enhancing transparency and disclosure with respect to the selection, purchase, sale, and use of course materials. It is the intent of this section to encourage all of the involved parties, including faculty, students, administrators, institutions of higher education, bookstores, distributors, and publishers, to work together to identify ways to decrease the cost of college textbooks and supplemental materials for students while supporting the academic freedom of faculty members to select high quality course materials for students."
Books for on-campus courses are available through UW-Platteville's Textbook Rental program. The current rental fee is $5.92 per credit (1-11 credits); $71.00 maximum (12-18 credits). Effective Fall 2013, the rental fee will be $6.88 per credit (1-11 credits); $82.50 maximum (12-18 credits). Visit http://www.uwplatt.edu/textbookctr/ for more information.
Some courses may have supplemental materials. These will be indicated in the PASS registration system under special course fees. Supplemental materials are available through the University Bookstore. Visit the UWP Bookstore for more information.
Distance Education textbooks are not available through the University's Textbook Rental program. For information about Distance Learning Textbooks, visit http://www.uwplatt.edu/disted/textbooks.html