Affordable Learning at SF State

SF State Faculty Save Students $7 million* with Affordable Instructional Materials!

*Total potential savings based on the cost of materials and course enrollments 2014 - 2019.

Affordable Learning is a priority at SF State. Through Open Educational resources (OER) and/or Affordable Instructional Materials (AIM), faculty can make their courses more affordable and equitable. 

The Center for Equity & Excellence in Teaching and Learning, the Leonard Library, Disability Programs, Resource Center (DPRC), and the SFSU Bookstore support faculty in replacing costly textbooks with lower-cost alternatives by using high-quality open educational resources (OER), library resources, digital or customized textbooks, and/or faculty-authored materials. Every dollar counts for many students. If students cannot afford the assigned class materials, they may try to learn without them.