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Available no-cost Z-degrees

Lake Superior College offers a complete degree called a Z-degree (zero-textbook cost). All of the courses offered in the Z-degree have no-cost textbook costs.

No-cost textbook 
To be considered a zero textbook cost course, the instructor cannot require students to purchase any textbook materials (although optional or supplemental materials can be recommended).

Who can participate?
There is no special application to participate in a no-cost course. Register for as many no-cost courses as you want, if you meet the course prerequisites.

How do I access course materials?

  • View materials online at no cost.
  • Download materials to your phone or other personal device (flash drive, etc.).
  • In some cases, you can print materials at our on-campus copy center for a very low cost—ask your instructor about a particular class.

Are class supplies free?

There may be a charge for class supplies such as tools, notebooks, supplies, equipment, fees, etc.

No-cost textbook course search

  1. Log into the course search
  2. Click to view the Advanced Search
  3. Choose Textbook Cost options
  4. Choose No cost for textbooks
  5. Click Search

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