FSCJ ACCESS

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Starting classes doesn’t have to be stressful! FSCJ has created a simple and convenient way to ensure you are ready for class on day one.

We’ve partnered with Follett to bring you FSCJ ACCESS, which connects students to all the required learning materials before class even begins so you’ll be ready to learn and prepared to succeed.

Through FSCJ ACCESS, the price of required digital learning materials for a select group of classes will be included with the price of tuition. The College will do all the heavy lifting of pulling together your digital course materials for these classes. While you will notice a slight increase in tuition, you can see a course materials cost savings of as much as 63% when compared to the national retail costs for the same digital products.

There are no extra steps to complete. You’ll be automatically enrolled in FSCJ ACCESS when you register for participating classes. 

Please note that a small selection of participating classes also have additional recommended and/or required materials that are not included with the FSCJ ACCESS program and will need to be purchased separately.

To see if your class selection is participating, you can check the class notes within myFSCJ for more information. Also, if you register for one of the FSCJ ACCESS classes, you will receive an email outlining the program.

What are students saying?

  • Nearly 75% of students surveyed reported they will choose an ACCESS class over a standard class.
  • Nearly 85% of students surveyed rated ACCESS as a “good value.”
  • During FSCJ's Spring 2021 Term pilot program, students saw an average cost savings of $52.04 on each course that was part of the program.

If you do not want to participate in the FSCJ ACCESS program, you may opt out by completing the online form within the myFSCJ student portal. If you are in an ACCESS class, there will be an icon on your Student Center named FSCJ ACCESS Status, which is where you can complete the opt-out process.

With questions, email ACCESS@fscj.edu.

FAQs

A select number of classes are participating at this time. You can identify the participating classes through the attributes search function in myFSCJ or there will also be a class note that reads: “This class is part of the FSCJ ACCESS program and has the digital courseware built into the cost of the class. The cost of the courseware has been negotiated with the textbook vendor to secure the lowest possible price. For more information about the FSCJ ACCESS program as well as the opportunity to opt out and purchase the digital courseware on your own, please visit fscj.edu/access.” Instructions can be found here.

Also, if you register for one of the classes participating in FSCJ ACCESS, you will receive additional emails outlining the program. 

All materials in the FSCJ ACCESS program will be made available and delivered to you in the Canvas Learning Management System. At this time, all products are digital and there are not any paper-based products. Please note that a small selection of participating classes also have additional recommended and/or required materials that are not included with the FSCJ ACCESS program and will need to be purchased separately.

One of the benefits of the FSCJ ACCESS program is that the costs associated with the FSCJ ACCESS materials are attached directly to the class charges. If you are using financial aid, and you have adequate aid, the costs of FSCJ ACCESS materials will be covered when your tuition and fees are covered. If you are self-paying when you pay for your class you will also be paying for your FSCJ ACCESS materials.

After your successful enrollment, you will see your tuition and fee charges on your account, along with an additional FSCJ ACCESS charge for your course materials, which will appear as a separate line item charge.

Because FSCJ ACCESS course materials charges are connected to the class, when you drop the class (prior to the end of the add/drop period for the session) the course fees will be automatically dropped. There is no additional action required on your part once you have dropped the class.

If you do not wish to participate in FSCJ ACCESS, you must opt out for each of your participating courses in myFSCJ. After completing this process, your fee for digital courseware will be removed. It is important to understand you will be responsible for securing the appropriate course materials for the class(es) either through the FSCJ bookstores or some other source. If you are unsure of what materials you need to purchase, please review the FAQ, “If I choose to opt out, what course materials will I need to purchase?” for a complete list of required materials.

Although you will not immediately lose access to your course materials when you opt out, they will soon become unavailable so it is important to secure the course materials as soon as possible after your decision to opt out of the program.

Once you complete the opt-out process, it could take several days for those charges to be removed from your account. For a schedule outlining the dates the College will process Opt Out forms and remove the associated fees, please review the FAQ, "How quickly will the fee be removed from my account after I opt out?"

If you are registered for one or more FSCJ ACCESS classes and you do not wish to participate in the program, you may opt out by completing the online form within the myFSCJ student portal. If you are in an ACCESS class, there will be an icon on your Student Center named FSCJ ACCESS Status, which is where you can complete the opt-out process for each individual course. Instructions can be found here

Upon completion, the associated cost of course materials will be removed from your account for the FSCJ ACCESS classes that you are registered in for the upcoming term. It is important to understand you will be responsible for securing the appropriate course materials either through the FSCJ bookstores or some other source.

If you opt out of FSCJ ACCESS, you will be responsible for purchasing the course materials for your class(es).

Fees will be removed from accounts for students who have elected to opt out within 48 hours of opt out submission. If you elect to opt out of the program on a scheduled drop for non-payment day, the fee will be removed that day. The drop schedule can be found here.

The deadlines for opting out of the FSCJ ACCESS program and associated classes are as follows:

Fall Term 2022
A Session – September 6, 2022, at 7 p.m.
B Session – September 26, 2022, at 7 p.m.
C Session – October 31, 2022 at 7 p.m.

Yes. You can opt back in to the FSCJ ACCESS program by completing the online form within the myFSCJ student portal. If you are in an ACCESS class, there will be an icon on your Student Center named FSCJ ACCESS Status, which is where you can complete the opt-in process. You should check the box for opt back in to participate in FSCJ ACCESS for that particular class. Be sure to save your selection prior to exiting the form.

The deadlines for opting back in to the FSCJ ACCESS program are as follows:
Fall Term 2022
A Session – September 6, 2022, at 7 p.m.
B Session – September 26, 2022, at 7 p.m.
C Session – October 31, 2022 at 7 p.m.

With questions, email ACCESS@fscj.edu.

It is important to understand that if you desire to opt out of the FSCJ ACCESS program, you must complete the online form by the deadline noted above in the answer to “What is the deadline to opt out?”. After the noted deadline, you are officially participating in the FSCJ ACCESS program and will be responsible for paying the appropriate course materials charges.

There is nothing you need to do if you are using your Chapter 31 Voc Rehab benefits. As long as you have submitted your authorizations for coverage to the Veterans department at FSCJ, you will be opted out of the FSCJ ACCESS program automatically. Once you are opted out of the program, please do not opt back in. You will need to purchase your course materials through the bookstore directly using your Chapter 31 Voc Rehab book authorization.

You can find the pricing for class materials by selecting “Manage Classes and Books” within myFSCJ. Review your schedule, select the class and the materials information will be linked from there.