Higher Education Opportunity Act

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.

On-Campus Course Textbooks

Books for on-campus courses are available through UW-Platteville's Textbook Rental program. Effective Fall 2018, the rental fee will be $9.38 per credit (1-11 credits); $112.50 maximum (12-18 credits). Visit the Textbook Center's website for more information.

Some courses may have supplemental materials not covered by the rental program (e.g. workbooks, software, etc).  The most current information regarding these additional costs is located in the PASS system within the course search as a special course fee.  The Knowledgebase and Registration Guide provide instructions about locating these fees or you may review a Special Course Fee List (last updated October 31, 2018). 

Supplemental materials are available through the University Bookstore. Visit the UW-Platteville Bookstore for more information.

Distance Education Textbooks

Distance Education textbooks are not available through the University's textbook rental program. For information about Distance Education textbooks, visit the Textbook webpage on Distance Education's website.