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Quincy University Introduces a ‘Books in Tuition’ Program

Quincy University supports digital initiatives with a new bundled textbooks program, takes ownership of their brand, and the customer experience.

To ensure that every student is academically prepared, Quincy University, a small, private Catholic liberal arts institution in Illinois, has relaunched their QU BookEd program and on-campus bookstore. Through a collaboration with Akademos, the university will introduce a new digital platform that automatically delivers required course materials to students prior to the first day of class. All required textbooks and course materials will now be included in the price of tuition.

“Access to course content and materials should never be a barrier to success for students with the desire to learn and motivation to succeed,” said Dr. Kimberly Hale, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Quincy University. “Ensuring that students can access books and materials from day one is a powerful lever for helping every learner thrive academically.”

The equitable access course materials program is an extension of Quincy University’s “Success by Design” initiative, which focuses on providing students with the academic guidance, career counseling, and financial support needed to complete college on time and be prepared for their careers or to further their education. The enhanced course materials operation was launched this summer to support fall term 2022.

Along with the optimized bundled books program for undergraduate students, Quincy is ushering in an exciting new era for their on-campus bookstore, the Hawk Shop. Under Quincy University’s ownership and management of the Hawk Shop, the store will offer merchandise and apparel appealing to QU students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Read the full press release here.

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