Affordable Learning Solutions (ALS)

Affordable Learning Solutions at CSU Long Beach

The CSU’s 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.

AL$ at CSULB is a collaborative effort between Academic Technology Services, Bookstore Services, and the University Library with support from the Provost’s Office, Academic Senate, Bob Murphy Access Center, Financial Services, and faculty. The goal of AL$ at CSULB is to lower the costs of course materials by (1) providing information and resources for “free” or “lower” cost alternatives and (2) spreading awareness through the CSULB community.

This website provides information on the following:

  • Resources for faculty on free or lower-cost materials
  • Highlights on faculty who have made materials more affordable
  • Training information for faculty and/or departments interested
  • Contact information for the AL$ team and others who can assist