HEOA & What It Means For Textbooks

The Higher Education Opportunity Act encourages all institutions that receive federal funding to “work together to identify ways to decrease the cost of college textbooks and supplemental materials for students while supporting the academic freedom of faculty members to select high quality course materials for students.”

All institutions receiving Federal funding are required to disclose the ISBN and retail price of required and recommended textbooks and supplements for each course by the time of registration. Our adoption deadlines are set to give us time to submit adoptions prior to registration opening.

Failure to adhere to these adoption deadlines could result in Middlebury losing its federal funding.

Please feel free to read the HEOA Textbook Provision in its entirety below: