A digital textbook will be provided for applicable courses and will be automatically secured through South University's contracted third-party vendor. The student cost for digital textbooks will be charged to the student account in addition to tuition. The student cost is per quarter credit hour is $15.
For the Doctor of Ministry program, the student cost is $400 per quarter for the first six (6) quarters for a customized South University Logos package. The customized South University Logos package is not refundable and students may not opt out.
For students opting out of the digital textbook, the associated charge will be reversed on the student account after the Drop/Add Period. Not all courses include a Digital Textbook. Courses that include a Digital Textbook will be noted in the registration material. The purchase of the Digital Textbook is not refundable. Students who do opt out will be responsible for purchasing the required textbook. If a course does not use a Digital Textbook, the student is responsible for purchasing the required textbook.
Provision for Books and Supplies
South University automatically provides required digital textbooks to its students through a contracted third-party vendor.
The student cost for these digital textbooks are charged to the student's account. This automatic process is the only way to obtain digital textbooks through South University.
Title IV funding will be used to pay for required digital textbooks for students who are eligible. Any books charged in excess of Title IV and other financial aid funding on the student account are the responsibility of the student.
Students may opt out of this method of receiving and paying for required digital textbooks. Opting out means a student will not be able to purchase any digital textbooks through South University.
Students who opt out are still responsible for purchasing their own textbook copies as a requirement for successful completion of South University courses. The opt out selection does not mean students do not have to purchase textbooks - only that they do not want to use South University's automatic system for digital textbook purchases.
If a student opts out of South University's method, the student's account will not be charged and the student will still be responsible for purchasing the required books for her/his courses. For courses using a digital textbook, the charge will be reversed on the student account after the Drop/Add Period.
If a student opts out of South University's method, s/he will receive any Title IV credit balance, if one is created for the payment period in question, no later than fourteen (14) calendar days after the first day of class or fourteen (14) calendar days of the date the Title IV credit balance appears on the student account. If a Title IV credit balance is not created and, therefore, the student is not due to receive one, s/he is responsible for purchasing the required books and supplies for her or his courses.
Digital Textbook (for courses using Digital Textbooks) charge information is disclosed on South University's Enrollment Agreement and in the Catalog, or a supplemental disclosure.
Students may request to modify your book selection payment option at any time for a future payment period by contacting the Student Financial Services or Student Accounting Department. The choice cannot be made retroactively.