Affordable Learning Solutions
CSU's Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) is a program that enables faculty to choose and provide more affordable, quality educational content for their students. By reducing CSU student course material expenses, more students acquire the educational resources they need to succeed at CSU. With AL$, faculty and students have greater access to quality free and lower cost learning materials through a variety of programs and partnerships.
There are three basic principles that govern AL$:
Choice • Enables the discovery of course content, including commercial publisher content, library resources, and a wide array of open educational resources (OER).
Affordability • Technology and partnerships that reduce the cost of learning materials for students and the CSU.
Accessibility • Every student is entitled to a high-quality education with access to all learning materials.