At University of Maryland Global Campus, we are committed to saving you time and money by reducing or eliminating the need to purchase textbooks and other course materials.
At UMGC, you can complete most undergraduate degrees without purchasing textbooks, thanks to electronic resources that are available at no cost, are immediately available through your online classroom, and are always up to date.
Depending on the course, these open educational resources may include electronic textbooks, lectures, websites, and selected documents and media. Program chairs and faculty members have customized these materials to be more relevant to your course and to include the latest industry information.
Some courses do require the use of specific software or content that cannot be accessed for free. When you register for a course, check the required course materials listed in the Interactive Undergraduate Schedule of Classes to determine whether you will need to purchase any course materials. These materials are not included on your student account or added with your tuition and fees and must be paid out of pocket.
Most of our graduate courses do not require you to pay for textbooks. We've replaced textbooks with no-cost electronic resources for these courses. As with undergraduate course materials, these electronic resources are tailored to each course and are immediately available through your online classroom.