Cengage and Columbia College of Missouri Partner to Provide Course Materials at No Cost to Students

Columbia College’s TruitionSM program ensures all students have course materials at the start of class

BOSTON and COLUMBIA, MO, July 17, 2018 — Cengage, an education and technology company, and Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri, are partnering to deliver Cengage course materials at no cost through the college’s TruitionSM initiative.  Leveraging the Cengage Inclusive Access model, this Fall thousands of students will have digital access to their Cengage material beginning on or before the first day of class.


Columbia College’s TruitionSM (truth + tuition) features an affordable, comprehensive tuition rate that eliminates all fees for students and provides all course materials for the start of classes. TruitionSM is for all students enrolled in online classes, evening classes and in-seat classes at any of Columbia College’s 35 campus locations nationwide.


The Cengage Inclusive Access model delivers content directly and seamlessly to an institution’s Learning Management System (LMS) or other preferred channel. Cengage works closely with an institution’s leadership to develop a model unique to their needs.


“We are pleased to partner with Cengage as one of our key vendors as we launch our TruitionSM initiative, which offers adult and online students books at no cost while eliminating all fees,” said Dr. Piyusha Singh, Columbia College’s interim provost and vice president for Online Education. “Providing our students with access to eTexts and other educational materials in a timely and efficient manner is vital to the success of this initiative and we are confident that a proven leader in the industry like Cengage can help in fulfilling that need.”


“We applaud Columbia College for their commitment to improving the student experience and their leadership in developing innovative models to bring down the cost of higher education,” said Andrea Iorio, Business Development Director, Cengage. “Providing easy and affordable access to quality course materials ensures students are poised for success when the semester begins.”

To learn more about Cengage Inclusive Access and other options for affordable access to quality learning, including the new Cengage Unlimited one-price subscription, visit: http://www.cengage.com. For more information on TruitionSM visit MyTruition.com.


About Cengage

Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.


About Columbia College

Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Missouri, Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 165 years. As a private, nonprofit institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. The college, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, has more than 30 locations and offers day, evening and online classes. Columbia College educates more than 20,000 students each year and has more than 86,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit www.ccis.edu.