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Inclusive Access FAQ

What is Inclusive Access?

Coastal Carolina Community College has expanded its Inclusive Access program which now includes the following courses: ACC-120/121, ACC-140,  ACC-220/221, ACC-225, ART-111, ART-114, ART-115, BIO-243, BIO-275, BUS-110, BUS-121, BUS-139, BUS-225, CHM-090, CHM-130, CHM-151/152, CHM-251/252, CIS-110, COM-120, DRA-111, ELN-234, GEL-111, MKT-120, MUS-110, MUS-112, MUS-121/122, PSY-150, PSY-239, PSY-241, SOC-210 (Fall 2020), and SPA-111 (online sections only).

The Inclusive Access Program will add the cost of the required access code to the cost of tuition. By including the cost of the required access code in the total amount billed to students, Coastal Carolina Community College is able to pass along costs, which are at or below competitive market rates; thus, helping to reduce the total cost for students. In addition, students will be provided access to the required course materials on the first day of class through blackboard.

Other Inclusive Access FAQ’s:


1. When I registered for my course, I noticed a “Digital Access Fee (DIGAC)” fee. What is that?

– The “Digital Access Fee (DIGAC)” fee is associated with the required digital materials to the particular course you are registered. The discounted price is then billed to your student account. 


2. How will I get my access code and book?

– For inclusive access, your access code and e-text is integrated with the college’s learning system, Blackboard. Both the course content and e-text will be available digitally from the start of the semester. You just need to follow the instructions provided by your instructor, and create an account with the publisher (Cengage, McGraw Hill, Norton, or Pearson).


3. If I took a course like ACC-120 or CHM-151 and am taking the continuation course (ACC-121 or CHM-152), why am I being charged again this semester? Certain continuation courses such as ACC-120/121 and CHM-151/152 are charged per semester. In the past, students who were taking those courses were required to purchase a multi-semester code which was much more expensive. By charging per semester, it will save students money, particularly for those students who do not have to take the continuation course.


4. Am I able to still get a physical copy of the book?

– Absolutely! You will be able to purchase a loose-leaf copy of the textbook in the College Store at a discounted rate, since you are already participating in Inclusive Access.


5. What if I decide I want to “Opt Out?”

– You will need to come into the College Store and fill out an “Opt Out Form.” Please understand that the access is required for your course. By opting out, you are stating that you will take the responsibility to purchase the required access for the course from somewhere else, and will most likely not be for the discounted rate.


6. I opted out by mistake and would like to opt back in. Am I able to do so?

– Yes! You will have until the last day of “Add/Drop Classes” period with the college. Please see Student Services regarding these dates.


7. I am using Federal Aid that does not allow a “course material fee.” How can I still save money and be included in such a great program?

– If you have Federal Aid such as the GI Bill, Tuition Assistance, or My CAA, you can still utilize inclusive access! You will have to pay the digital access fee at the Business Office on campus to remain in good standing with the college. Payments are also accepted at Camp Lejeune and/or MCAS New River.


8. I am a “dual enrolled” student (Career and College Promise Program), and my tuition is waived. What will I need to do?

– If you are a “dual enrolled” student (Career & College Promise Program), you can still utilize inclusive access! You will have to pay the digital access fee at the Business Office on campus to remain in good standing with the college. Though your tuition is waived, the fee is not, unless you opt out (See FAQ #5). You can also pay the fee over the phone (910) 938-6342 or through your web advisor.


9. I still have questions that were not addressed. Who can I contact for further help?


– If your question has not been answered in this FAQ, please call the College Store at (910) 938-6295 for more information. You can also email: if you are having any trouble accessing your digital access.