CSULB Affordable Learning Solutions

The CSU Chancellor's Office Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) initiative enables faculty to choose and provide more affordable, quality educational content for their students. By reducing CSU student course material expenses, more students acquire the course materials they need to succeed and benefit from their CSU learning experience.

Goals of the CSULB AL$ 
The CSULB AL$ promotes faculty choice; we understand Open Educational Resources (OER) may not be for everyone.  We are here to lower the costs of materials by:

  • Providing resources to faculty for "no cost" and "lower" cost materials.
  • Spreading awareness on AL$ efforts through the CSULB community.

No Cost Resources

Visit our No Cost Resources page to learn more on how you can find free materials such as OER and library resources. It is going to take some time and work. 

Lower Cost Resources

Visit our Lower Cost Resources page to learn more on how you can help save your students money while still using a paid textbook. 

Faculty Showcases and Student Savings

See how some faculty have adopted free OER or lowered the costs of their textbook by enrolling in the Day 1 Digital Access program. Also see some facts and figures on student saving at CSULB.

Programs and Workshops

Join an upcoming event to learn more about AL$ resources and how they can be used in the classroom.