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What is AL$

Affordable Learning Solutions

CSU’s Affordable Learning Solutions enables faculty to choose and provide more affordable, quality educational content for their students.

By reducing CSU student course material expenses, more students acquire the course materials they need to succeed and benefit from their CSU learning experience.

Now, CSUSB faculty and students have greater access to quality free and low-cost learning materials through a variety of AL$ programs and partnerships such the Bookstore, Library, Information Technology Services (ITS) and Teacher Resource Center (TRC).

Cal State San Bernardino has considered the impact of affordable course material option and how it impacts the overall cost of college education. Since 2013, it has been estimated that CSUSB students have saved over $160K+ on course materials with AL$ program.

CSUSB Affordable Learning Initiative $ Savings for Students2013-14: $28,109; 2014-15: $33,801; 2015-16: $0; 2016-17: $107,310; 2017-18: $432,755.42; 2018-19: $944,678.83;