Bellarmine’s OnCourse initiative, offered in partnership with Follett ACCESS, ensures that all students have the materials they need on the first day of class. Faculty members thoughtfully select the materials students will need for
each course. The cost is included in tuition for one flat rate and is eligible to be covered by financial aid.
You do not need to do anything. Your books and other educational materials, as selected by your professor, will be available on or before the first day of classes beginning in Fall 2021. Digital materials will be accessible through an online portal, while printed materials and other physical assets can be easily picked up at the Campus Store.
Consistent with our Strategic Plan, we are implementing the OnCourse Initiative, as we firmly believe it advances achievement, affordability and access for our students. The initiative ensures that all students have the materials they need on the first day of classes at a reduced cost, and it allows students the choice to use financial aid to pay upfront for the direct cost of books and course materials. For these reasons, it will be applied to every student’s tuition.
The books are accessible on laptops, desktops, mobile devices and tablets as a PDF or ePub, a standard digital format in the publishing industry.
Bellarmine has computer labs available for shared access throughout campus.
Because OnCourse automatically gives you the most affordable option for each item, students will not have the option to pick the format of their course materials at this time. Overall, roughly half of the materials provided through OnCourse will be printed.
If you drop a course, return printed materials to the Campus Store. If you add a new course after you have already picked up your materials for the semester, contact the Campus Store to arrange pick up of additional course materials.
All rented books must be returned to the Campus Store when the term ends.
Most course materials will be rented, depending on the course material required by your professor. Once your order has been fulfilled by the Campus Store, you will receive an email with your order details. Your order details will let you know if any of your course materials are rented. Please return any rented materials at the conclusion of the rental period to the Campus Store by the date indicated in your email.
After the term is complete, rented textbooks must be returned to the Campus Store. However, you can choose to keep the book by paying an additional fee at the Campus Store checkout.
All OnCourse materials included in this initiative are protected under copyright law. Your OnCourse access gives you a single license to use the materials, unless otherwise stated by the publisher.
If required by your instructor, any access codes or online learning platforms will be included.
Bellarmine offers a monthly payment plan for student tuition account balances, and OnCourse – as part of tuition – can be included in those payment plans. University payment plans are semester-based and must be renewed before each semester. Students must self-enroll online in order to officially enroll in the plan. The number of monthly installments available is determined by when a student officially enrolls, and students can enroll in a payment plan directly from their OneBellarmine account. For additional questions about the payment plan, please contact the Office of Student Accounts at 502-272-8264 or email@example.com.
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