Welcome

Welcome to the Affordable Learning community at San Francisco State University, a collaborative effort between the Center for Equity & Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL), Disability Programs Resource Center (DPRC), J. Paul Leonard Library and the SF State Bookstore.

We know every dollar counts and can make a significant impact in the access to education for our students, as well as faculty scholarship, research and creative activities. We are here to help familiarize our campus community with the wider California State University (CSU) Affordable Learning Initiative, and encourage faculty across campus to participate in the SF State Affordable Learning Initiative. We provide academic resources and cultivate a learning culture that benefits all members of our campus community.  

Students and Courses Impacted!

Faculty Saved Students
$7.5+ Million
Students Impacted
14,153
Courses Impacted
116

Affordable Learning Success Stories

We switched to a digital package of a new e-textbook which will come bundled together with access to WebAssign. The cost is $125 for all three semesters of the sequence. If students need to repeat a course, they do not have to pay again.”

— Weining Man and Joseph Barranco, Physics & Astronomy

Announcements

News

Emergency Broadband

Emergency Broadband Benefits Available For Eligible Households

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced an Emergency Broadband Benefit that provides high-speed internet discounts for eligible households up to $50/month. Eligible households may also receive a discount of up to $100 for the purchase of a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

Applications are open!  Funding is limited, apply now. To apply, click here!

Quick Links

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Student Resources Hub

Our Affordable Learning community is here to help provide guidance to students in locating more affordable and high-quality course materials.

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Faculty Resources Hub

Affordable Learning provides faculty with opportunities to choose from and implement more affordable, contemporary and high-quality course materials.

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Research/Funding/Grants

Affordable Instructional Materials (AIM) grants are awarded to faculty who adopt, adapt and author (AAA), OER resources for free or low-cost materials. 

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Zero Cost Course Materials

SF State is proactively developing solutions through teaching initiatives that encourage faculty adoption of low or zero-cost course materials.