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OER & Textbook Affordability at GCC

ZTC & LTC at Glendale Community College

Since Fall 2018, Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) and Low Textbook Cost (LTC) courses at GCC have saved students an estimated*

$3.73 million!


OER / Open Educational Resources are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes.

ZTC / Zero Textbook Cost are course sections that provide free access to all textbooks and course materials used in the course.

LTC / Low Textbook Cost are course sections with textbook and materials costs that are less than $40.


*Cost savings estimate is calculated using $100 as the average cost of a textbook, based on OpenOregon’s “Is the average cost of a textbook $100?” ZTC savings are estimated at $100/student and LTC savings are estimated at $60/student.

Finding Zero Textbook Cost in the GCC Course Catalog

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