FSCJ ACCESS

FSCJ Access

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.

Beginning with 2021 Spring Term registration, the price of required learning materials for a select group of classes — including textbooks, software, supplies, lab kits and more — will be included with the price of tuition. The College will do all the heavy lifting of pulling together your textbooks, lab materials and other necessary supplies. While you will notice a slight increase in tuition, you can see a course materials cost savings of as much as 47% when compared to the national retail costs for the same digital products.

Starting in spring 2021, you’ll be automatically enrolled in FSCJ ACCESS when you register for participating classes. Certain sections of the following classes are included in the initial pilot program:

  • General Psychology 
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Introduction to Hospitality Management
  • Principles of General Chemistry
  • Strategies for the Pursuit of Knowledge
    View the full list of participating courses.

To see if your class selection is participating, check the class notes within myFSCJ for more information. Also, if you have registered 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.”

If you do not want to participate in the FSCJ ACCESS program, you may opt out by completing this form.  

FAQs

For the Spring Term 2021, the College is piloting the ACCESS program with a limited number of classes participating at this time. View the full list of participating courses. You can also identify the participating classes through the 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.”  

Also, if you have registered for one of the classes participating in FSCJ ACCESS, you will receive additional emails outlining the program. 
All materials in the FSCJ ACCESS pilot program will be made available and delivered to you in the Canvas Learning Management System. In the pilot, all products are digital and there are not any paper-based products.
For the Spring Term pilot program:

Course #

Title of Course Material Item

Publisher

ISBN

Format *

National Retail Price

FSCJ ACCESS Price

HFT1000

Introduction to Hospitality 8e

Pearson

9781260560282

Digital

139.99

90.00

MAT 1033

MyLab Math w/etext Beginning & Intermediate Algebra 6e

Pearson

9780135962770

Digital

129.75

70.00

DEP2004

Essentials of Life-Span Development

McGraw-Hill

9781260827583

Digital

120.00

72.00

PSY1012

The Science of Psychology: An Appreciative View

McGraw-Hill

9781260983920

Digital

120.00

72.00

CHM1032

General, Organic, & Biological Chemistry

McGraw-Hill

9781260560282

Digital

129.33

77.75

IDS1107

Mind Tap - Strategies for Creating Success in College, Career, and Life

Cengage

9780357022740

Digital

82.00

43.00

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 A 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 opt out of the FSCJ ACCESS program, all courses that you are enrolled in that are participating in the FSCJ ACCESS pilot will have the fee for digital courseware removed. It is important to understand you will be responsible for securing the appropriate course materials for the class either through the FSCJ bookstores or some other source. If you are unsure of what materials you need to be 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 form, 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 classes that is participating in FSCJ ACCESS and you do not desire to participate in the FSCJ ACCESS program, you may opt out by completing the online form. 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 Spring 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 following course materials for your class:

Course#

Class Title

Title of Course Materials

Publisher

ISBN

Format *

PSY1012

General Psychology

The Science of Psychology: An Appreciative View

McGraw-Hill

9781260983920

Digital

DEP2004

Human Growth and Development

Essentials of Life-Span Development

McGraw-Hill

9781260827583

Digital

MAT1033

Intermediate Algebra

MyLab Math w/etext Beginning & Intermediate Algebra 6e

Pearson

9780135962770

Digital

HFT1000

Introduction to Hospitality Management

Introduction to Hospitality 8e

Pearson

9781260560282

Digital

CHM1032

Principles of General Chemistry

General, Organic, & Biological Chemistry

McGraw-Hill

9781260560282

Digital

IDS1107

Strategies for the Pursuit of Knowledge

Mind Tap - Strategies for Creating Success in College, Career, and Life

Cengage

9780357022740

Digital

Fees will be removed from accounts each Tuesday for students who have elected to opt out of the program within the preceding seven calendar days. 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 deadline for opting out of Spring Term FSCJ ACCESS program and associated classes is January 19, 2021, at 7 p.m.
Yes. You can opt back in to the FSCJ ACCESS program by completing the online form. It is important to understand that by completing this form you are opting back in to all classes, that you are registered for which are participating in the FSCJ ACCESS program. The deadline for opting back in to the Spring Term FSCJ ACCESS program is January 19, 2021, at 7 p.m.
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 January 19, 2021, at 7 p.m. deadline. After that deadline, you are officially participating in the FSCJ ACCESS program and will be responsible to pay the appropriate course materials charges.

 

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