Deadline for OAT course designations approaching

The deadline to apply for Open/Alternative Textbook (OAT) course designations is Sept. 30. The OAT program is designed to expand the use of freely-available resources in classes to help address the rising cost of textbooks and the impact of that expense on students.

Courses with an OAT designation are visible to students in the course schedule to help them choose classes with low or no textbook costs. The course fee associated with OAT course designations is no longer required.