IncludEd Text Program
Savings. Convenience. Success.
At Keystone College, we take great strides to provide an excellent and affordable college education. We have received national recognition for meeting our students’ financial aid needs and for the levels of debt our graduates incur. We are proud of our record and our commitment to student success.
Unfortunately, we’ve noticed a troubling trend among our students. Many are going without required textbooks and course materials and, as a result, are not as a successful as they otherwise would be. Consistent with our commitment to student success, we are addressing this problem creatively with our new, innovative program, IncludED.
The IncludEd program incorporates the cost of texts as part of the overall Keystone tuition, eliminating the difficulty many college students face in being able to afford the textbooks they need for class after paying for tuition, room and board.
By incorporating the cost of texts as part of tuition, Keystone students will have access to all of the texts they need – whether offered in electronic or traditional hard-copy format. As an added benefit, students will be given a free tablet to access required online texts.
Frequently Asked Questions About IncludEd
I enjoy using hard-copy textbooks. Can I opt out of the program?
No. We have implemented this program with a digital focus, meaning students will receive only digital course materials. If a digital version of a particular text is not available, students will receive a traditional hard-copy textbook. Students may always purchase traditional textbooks outside of the IncludED program at their expense.
Can I use my own tablet?
Yes, students can access digital course materials from any device that connects to the internet. Using a tablet, users will need to download Follett Campus Shoppe’s Brytewave application to access materials. Using a computer, users will visit a website and login to access materials. Students will receive a tablet as part of the IncludED program that will remain their property following graduation from Keystone. However, students who use their own tablet will not receive a discount or be able to exchange their device.
I’m a part-time student; can I participate in IncludED?
Yes, part-time students will participate in IncludED; however, they will not receive a tablet. Part-time students who wish to purchase a tablet can do so at the Follett Campus Shoppe on the second floor of the Hibbard Campus Center.
How does this program impact my tuition?
Because the cost of this program is being incorporated into the overall cost of tuition, students will now have a clearer understanding of the true cost of their college education. All full-time students will receive a $500 increase ($250 for fall and spring semesters) in merit scholarships to help cover the costs of the program.