Did you know that since August 2018, students have saved more than $490M nationwide with Cengage Unlimited? In fact, 86 percent of students who use Cengage Unlimited named “cost savings” as a motivator for purchasing a plan.
As an instructor, you may be wondering if Cengage Unlimited is for your students. Here are some answers to common questions to help you guide your students in purchasing the most affordable option for your course.
What is Cengage Unlimited?
Currently only available to higher education students in the United States, Cengage Unlimited is the cost-saving student plan that includes access to our entire library of eTextbooks, online learning platforms and more—in one place, for one price. Available direct to students, one plan includes:
- Access to all Cengage online platforms, eTextbooks and study tools across disciplines
- At least four FREE hardcopy textbook rentals, students just pay S&H each
- Hundreds of student success and career readiness skill-building activities
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How much is Cengage Unlimited?
When a student purchases Cengage Unlimited, they get the option of a 4-month, 1-year or 2-year plan. The cost includes access to all Cengage eTextbooks and online learning platforms such as WebAssign when adopted with a Cengage or OER title.
- $124.99 for 4-month access
- $189.99 for 12-month access
- $249.99 for 24-month access
What does this mean for your students’ wallets?
On average, students spend a total of $948 on required course materials and technology each year. With Cengage Unlimited, students have an affordable option when they’re taking one or more courses using Cengage materials or technology. To learn more about how much your school is saving with Cengage Unlimited, explore the savings map.
How long can students access WebAssign with Cengage Unlimited?
When a student purchases any Cengage Unlimited plan and registers for a multi-term course or needs to retake a single-term course, each plan duration option provides full access to WebAssign for all current and future semesters in the course sequence where the same textbook is used.
Let’s look at some examples.
- Example 1: A Calculus student with a Cengage Unlimited plan will have access to their multi-term course for all 3 terms as long as the same textbook is used. Recommend Cengage Unlimited to your students and make sure you provide the multi-term access code.
- Example 2: A Developmental Math student who is in a self-paced course, withdraws from the course, or fails will still have access to the course textbook in the following term(s) to enable them to reenroll or retake the course.
WebAssign multi-term course access continues after the Cengage Unlimited plan has expired.
View the PDF for a summary of each Cengage Unlimited plan option and how WebAssign access continues for each plan length. Here’s a brief overview:
4 Months: Students get full access to Cengage Unlimited and up to four free, optional hard copy textbook rentals (they just pay shipping and handling for each rental) for the first term of the sequence. If they don’t renew the plan, students will still have access to WebAssign for the continuing multi-term course sequence but will no longer have unlimited catalog access and the hard copy textbook rental(s).
1 Year: Students get full access to Cengage Unlimited and up to eight free, optional hard copy textbook rentals (just pay shipping and handling for each rental) for the entire year. If they don’t renew the plan, students will still have access to WebAssign for the continuing multi-term course sequence but will no longer have unlimited catalog access and hard copy textbook rental(s).
2 Years: Students get full access to Cengage Unlimited for two years and up to sixteen free, optional hard copy textbook rentals (they just pay shipping and handling for each rental) for one full year.
A 2-year plan is a great option for students who know they’ll be taking multiple courses using Cengage products over a 2-year period. For example, STEM students taking Math, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Engineering and the like, or Business majors taking a variety of courses. It could be a major advantage to get all the materials they need for only $249.99.
Which WebAssign products are included?
All textbook content from Cengage, OpenStax, OER and Basic Access WebAssign is included with a Cengage Unlimited plan.
How do students take advantage of everything Cengage Unlimited has to offer?
As you may have heard, students get access to more than just their course materials. To support the whole student, Cengage Unlimited includes much more.
- Resources developed specifically to help students be successful during college and beyond including:
- College Success and Career Success Tips
- Study Tools and Test Prep
With the enhanced navigation in WebAssign, students can access their other Cengage courses and tons of content to help them succeed both in and out of your course.
Added benefits for students
Cengage Unlimited also includes additional support for your students to help them develop study skills and address non-math obstacles to success.
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