Rockford University Launches Initiative to Reduce Textbook Costs

Rockford-University---Burpee-Student-CenterRockford University, a private liberal arts institution named as a “Best in the Midwest” college by The Princeton Review and a Best Midwest Regional University by U.S. News & World Report, is launching a a new online bookstore initiative powered by Akademos to reduce the cost of textbooks for their students. Our new partnership will also give faculty and administration access to integrated analytics tools designed to better track student engagement with course-level content and use data to support student success. Through integration with the university’s student accounts, financial aid, and learning management systems, students will have increased convenience and accessibility in one technology platform. Sodexo, the school's food service provider will operate a physical store on campus for merchandise and apparel.

“As a university invested in the total academic and co-curricular experience of its students, Rockford University understands the power of reduced out-of-pocket costs on their path to educational progress and success,” said Raj Kaji, CEO of Akademos. “This initiative to tackle rising textbook and course material costs will support the student experience on multiple fronts. Rockford University students will have the eCommerce experience they have come to expect, along with a student-centered on-campus store environment provided by Sodexo.”

Read the full press release here.

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