As part of a commitment by the state of Florida to reduce costs for students, a team within the Florida Virtual Campus has created a Zero Cost Textbook designation for online courses found in the Florida Shines catalog. This catalog contains all of the online courses offered by colleges and universities in the state of Florida. Students can search the catalog at any time to find open and upcoming online courses.
No. The ZTC label indicates that the course does not have a textbook cost associated with it. There may still be fees or other materials you need for the course (e.g., calculator, lab fees, etc.) but the textbook will not cost you anything. Please explore these links to learn the definition of Zero Cost Textbooks and review some frequently asked questions about them.
When you search for courses in the Florida Shines catalog, you can use the Search Refinements options to narrow down the search results. Click on the Indicator label to see courses that have the ZTC label. As more and more colleges and universities use this designation, a greater number of courses will appear with the ZTC label.