If you are faculty, visit Pay One Price - Faculty for more information.
Pay One Price is a digital-preferred, flat-rate course materials program launching Fall 2023 for all Main Campus undergraduate students, designed to boost your success. Pay One Price provides a predictable cost of $250 per semester for all Main Campus undergraduates, regardless of your major. On the first day of classes, you can easily access and start using your required course materials by logging onto your D2L account.
Learn more about the benefits of this program, how it works, and frequently asked questions below.
First-day access to required courseware through D2L
Primarily digitally delivered courseware - fewer physical books to carry around
You are better prepared to learn, and instruction can start right away
One predictable price per semester, regardless of number of books needed:
$250 per semester
$125 for summer
Option to use financial aid to pay for Bursar charge
Pay One Price saves you from having to search multiple sites for the lowest price
Easy access to digital materials through D2L
Quick pickup for included print materials at the University of Arizona BookStore
Same cost for all students regardless of major
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This program works to make required material access easy, but we understand this process is new. Read through our FAQs for additional details about the program and how it affects you.
Pay One Price is for Main Campus Undergraduate students.
All graduate students and undergraduate students who are enrolled in Arizona International, Arizona International Direct, Arizona Online, Community Campus, Distance, Phoenix and Southern Arizona will continue to utilize the Inclusive Access Program or purchase print books.
Digital is the default format for Pay One Price, if available. Digital formats cost less than new print, improve accessibility, are conveniently delivered to students through D2L, and don't require students to pick up print copies from the BookStores. Faculty may still request print textbooks. Students can also choose to opt out of Pay One Price and buy any format they prefer.
With Pay One Price, students pay a predictable flat rate or can choose to opt out for the full term (fall, spring, or summer). Alternatively, Inclusive Access pricing varies by title and students opt out by course.
The biggest differences are “economies of scale” and the overall cost savings that can only be accomplished with all undergraduate courses. Pay One Price will be rolled out to all undergraduates in Fall 2023, replacing Inclusive Access. Graduate and professional courses may continue to use Inclusive Access in Fall 2023.
Financial aid can be used to cover the $250 flat rate for Pay One Price in fall and spring semesters. If students qualify for summer financial aid, it can be used to cover Pay One Price's $125 flat rate for all summer sessions.
Any required title and lab manual with an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is included in Pay One Price. Class Notes and courseware are included too. Course supplies such as lab coats, goggles, art supplies, Scantrons, examination books, etc. are not included in Pay One Price but can be purchased from the BookStores.
To access your digital content/textbooks for any given course, simply log in to the course page in your D2L account, select the Content link at the top of the page, select the Pay One Price and Inclusive Access module (this could have been renamed by your instructor so look for another module), select the Textbooks and Opt Out link. If you are unable to locate the links to digital content/textbooks, please contact your instructor.
Required print books are available for pick-up at the UA BookStores' flagship location in the Student Union Memorial Center one week before the course begins through the 10th day of class.
Yes, for certain materials. Access to content is controlled by each publisher and may range from 150 days to lifetime access.
Most eBooks that students read in VitalSource Bookshelf can be downloaded to a device and read after the term is over by using the free Bookshelf app. Ebooks that are a part of a homework manager or courseware are only usable for the semester they were originally provided; unless otherwise noted, access to these materials expires once the term is over.
Students keep any physical textbooks they receive under Pay One Price.
Yes, you may opt out of the program on D2L when the materials become available until the drop date without a “W” deadline for the 15-week semester. For Fall 2023 courses, the deadline is September 3, 2023.
To opt-out, go to d2l.arizona.edu. Login with your NetID. Select > My D2L Tools and proceed to "Pay One Price/Inclusive Access Opt Out/In"
You will be opting out of Pay One Price for ALL your classes, not on a class-by-class basis. Opting out of Pay One Price does NOT drop you from your classes.
If you're taking a course that requires courseware (such as McGraw Hill Connect) to do homework or take tests/quizzes, check with your instructor to see if the courseware is mandatory. Courseware is included in Pay One Price's flat rate. However, students who choose to opt out of Pay One Price will lose access after the opt-out date and will need to buy the required courseware another way. Buying courseware directly from the publisher may cost more (and may require a credit card), so please weigh that when deciding whether to opt out of Pay One Price.
Yes, but only until the semester's drop date without a “W.” As long as that deadline hasn't passed, you can opt back into Pay One Price by visiting D2L.arizona.edu.
The flat rate of $250 for Pay One Price will be removed from your Bursar account within 7 to 10 business days of successfully opting out.
Because Pay One Price is digital-preferred, eBook access through D2L is easy for students who change classes before the add/drop deadline. Typically, within 24 hours, you should have access to your newly added course's materials. If you've opted out of Pay One Price and the opt-out deadline has passed, you won't be able to opt back in. See “How do I buy digital textbooks if I opt out of Pay One Price?”
If you drop a class with a print book, see “Do I need to return my print book?”
If you dropped the class that required the print book or opted out of Pay One Price prior to the opt-out deadline, you need to return any printed materials provided within 10 days of dropping the course/opting out to avoid being charged the full new price to replace the print book.
Printed materials must be returned to the BookStores, on the lower level where you originally picked up. If you do not pick up the printed books/materials assigned to you by the 10th day of class, they will be forfeited and returned to the publisher.
Students can purchase individual books and courseware by going to https://arizona.vitalsource.com and searching by ISBN for the required materials. You will find the ISBN on the course materials that are listed in D2L. We recommend searching by ISBN rather than title to be assured you are purchasing the edition of the textbook or courseware that your instructor requested. A credit card is required.
A print book can be special ordered at the Textbook Customer Service desk in the lower level of the BookStores at current retail prices. Or students can buy print textbooks from the retailer of their choice.
No, Pay One Price only includes Main Campus undergraduate students at this time. Graduate students still have the option of participating in Inclusive Access.
You will continue to work with the Disability Resource Center (DRC). If you have questions about accessibility and using digital content or need an academic accommodation, please contact the DRC for assistance.
Not necessarily. Pay One Price is a digital-preferred courseware program. If a required courseware isn't available digitally, a printed physical copy will be provided.
All your digital and print textbooks are displayed in UAccess. Log into your UAccess account using your NetID and password and select “Booklist” under the ENROLLMENT drop-down menu.
The price per semester is the same for full-time and part-time students. Even some part-time students will find the $250 flat-rate price beneficial for their required materials. Others may decide that opting out is the best option for them.
If you're not enrolled in a summer course, you don't have to opt out of Pay One Price.
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