Although graduate students are generally responsible for acquiring their own course materials, APUS strives to minimize such costs. Items may be purchased independently, through publisher-provided sites, or directly from the (TBD) APUS Bookstore. Some suggested alternate vendors include: www.amazon.com, http://store.vitalsource.com, www.chegg.com, www.bn.com
Graduate students should contact email@example.com to ensure they are purchasing the correct course materials. Materials may not be finalized until 30 days before the course start date. If students purchase incorrect course materials without contacting firstname.lastname@example.org, they will not be reimbursed by APUS.
Effective January 1, 2020, a new master's-level book grant will be available to active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, Guard members, and Reservists, providing no-cost textbooks and ebooks for master’s-level courses. Any hard copy textbooks required in courses will be ordered via Akademos/TextbookX and an emailed confirmation will be sent to the address on file. Ebooks will be available to the student either via the classroom or the Library. Information regarding course materials is posted monthly here, and please click here for more information. Questions regarding your materials can be sent to ECM@apus.edu.
Beginning in Fall 2020, we will transition textbook services to a new bookstore model with Akademos, powered by TextbookX where you can order your hard copy textbooks through a dedicated website!
The new platform is designed to provide you with affordable course materials, convenience, and choice.
Below are some essential University Bookstore tips:
Where is the University Bookstore?
The bookstore link and an alert will appear in your ecampus when your registration information is sent, approximately 35 days before your course start date. This will begin around September 18 and currently, this is just for courses that require a hard copy textbook. Expanded services and selections will be added later.
How it works:
When you log in to the bookstore via that link, you will see a personalized page of the courses you registered for and the course materials that your faculty have assigned. You can select from the new, used, and rental options available. You can also select from Marketplace options, which are sold by students around the country and other third-party sellers at heavily discounted prices.
How can I pay?
Students with approved book grant funds may use those to pay for their hard copy texts. If you do not have book grant funds, you can check out with any major credit card and select the textbook format and delivery method that works best for you.