Source: Federal Regulation

HEOA Sec. 112 amended HEA Title I, Part C: added HEA Sec. 133 (20 U.S.C. 1015b) HEOA amendment effective July 1, 2010

To the maximum extent practicable, and in a manner of the institution's choosing, each institution must disclose on the institution's Internet course schedule used for preregistration and registration purposes, the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and retail price information of required and recommended textbooks and supplemental materials for each course listed. If the ISBN is not available, the institution must include in the Internet course schedule the author, title, publisher, and copyright date for the textbook or supplemental material.

Residential Undergraduate Students

Tree of Life Bookstores, the company that contracts with Ohio Christian University as the official campus bookstore, provides students with their materials.  Campus students can access all their textbook information (including ISBN number) electronically. Click the link which takes you to http://ohiochristian.textbookstop.comSelect the department, course, and section and the book or books will appear on the page.  Occasionally, courses are open for registration but the textbooks and materials have not been chosen by the faculty. In these cases a message saying “to be determined” will show in the search.

If you register for a course and the textbook information has not been posted, you will receive an automatic email update when the textbook information is available.

For any further help with textbook needs, contact:

Ohio Christian University Bookstore

1-888-392-2930

Non-Residential (Adult and Graduate) Students

Ohio Christian’s non-residential (Ohio, Georgia, and online) programming has been, in part, designed to serve the needs of working, adult students. With this in mind, our normal processes within the majority of our programs include procuring all of the required textbook and resource materials for our students and shipping them directly to the address most convenient for the student. This is a service we are happy to provide, and is one that we believe allows our students to focus more of their valuable time on their coursework and learning.  OCU also has a relationship with many major publishers.  In an effort to assist our students in their move to digital forms of content, we have negotiated lower prices for books bundled with e-books and directly embedded them in our courses.

Accordingly, this bundled price has its own unique ISBN, which we will deliver in both forms, paper and electronic.  This companion book is not for resale because of the special pricing negotiated with the publisher.

For courses which do not have an e-book bundle, we do, however, understand the desire for individual students to seek to maximize their educational dollars in various ways. This need, along with compliance to the regulations referenced above, prompts OCU to allow students the opportunity to choose their own personal textbook and materials procurement option if desired. This choice will allow a student to opt out of Ohio Christian University’s standard textbook and materials procurement and distribution processes and secure their required materials in whatever manner they so decide. Ohio Christian University allows all students to opt out. Students opting out may do so by contacting OCU’s Textbook Resource Coordinator, Raeanne Marsee, rmarsee@ohiochristian.edu .

For the Ohio Christian University inclusive textbook system, books and materials will be provided for each student, and will be delivered on or prior to the first class session. "Sharing of materials" is not an option and all books/materials must be purchased directly from OCU by each student. Students receive payment schedules during the registration process which indicate the estimated costs for books and materials. Please note: Textbook changes are inevitable. Should it become necessary for a student to withdraw from a course, all books and materials should be returned immediately, if eligible, to avoid additional charges if/when the course is taken at a later date. If materials are not returned, and course materials change in the time between withdrawal and reentry, the student will be charged for new materials. Materials are eligible for return credit within 60 days from the date of withdrawal provided the student has not attended any of the class sessions, or posted any assignments for online classes, and the materials have not been used or damaged (writing, highlighting, physical damage, CD's & access codes intact in original sealed packaging, etc.) in any way.