When you're looking for classes using the UO Class Schedule, you can now choose to search for courses with Low-Cost Materials or No-Cost Materials.
These designations do not include course fees which are listed separately, if applicable, and they do not include any program costs. If avoiding expensive course materials is important to you, these filters can help you make an informed choice when picking your classes. Regardless of whether a course is high cost, low cost, or no cost, all courses now include a "Course Materials" link that you click on to view required course materials through the Duck Store Book List, along with estimated costs.
The Low-Cost Materials and No-Cost Materials filters are available through the UO Class Schedule. After selecting the term, enter any search parameters (like subject/department, credits, time slots, etc). Then select Low-Cost Materials and/or No-Cost Materials to get a list of courses that only include courses with low/no cost materials (less than $50).
Note: This filter is not currently available in Schedule Builder, but you will be able to search for courses with low/no cost materials using Schedule Builder in a future term.
All courses, regardless of the price of their materials, should include a link to the Duck Store textbook estimate that will let you view the required course materials for the class and the estimated prices.
Using the tools and tips in this guide, you can search for a low cost or no cost version of your required books, or find a used or rental option online or through the Duck Store to lower costs. You can also use the Duck Store search page to view the required materials for courses you're interested in.