College Offers Free Textbooks for Summer Courses Starting in July

June 7, 2021

Hudson Valley Community College is offering an added incentive for students seeking to earn college credit this summer: free textbooks for courses beginning in July.

Nearly 200 courses are offered in a six-week session from July 6 to Aug. 13. A three-week term with an additional 20 courses runs from July 26 to Aug. 13. Most courses are offered in an online or remote learning format, with dozens of on-campus and hybrid options.

Tuition is $200 per credit for state residents, and the cost of all textbooks is fully covered by a college scholarship aimed at making Hudson Valley even more affordable and accessible. In addition, fees for three-week courses are also waived.

Summer courses provide complete course content on a condensed schedule. Subject areas for July-start sessions include: Accounting, Architecture, Art History, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, English, Health, History, Human Services, Math, Marketing, Psychology, Sociology and more. In addition, many popular science courses, such as Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology and Physics are offered.

“Throughout the pandemic, we have done everything we can to control costs for our students and keep college affordable. We recognize that this is a challenging time for everyone, and we’re proud to provide added savings and incentives to support our community,” said Hudson Valley president Roger Ramsammy.

In May, Hudson Valley announced plans to offer more than 50 college-level summer courses for rising high school juniors and seniors at no cost. The college also provided free textbooks for Spring semester Sprint and Winter Session courses and froze tuition at 2019-20 rates. Other support services include a new laptop loan program, virtual food pantry and the distribution of emergency financial aid, to name a few.

Textbooks for summer courses are now available. For classes beginning on July 6, students who register and pay tuition before June 25 will be mailed their textbooks. For courses starting on July 26, students who register and pay before July 16 will be mailed their textbooks. After those dates, books may be picked up in the Vikings Cove Bookstore.

Students may explore course options through the online course description search tool. Those seeking to enroll may schedule a time to meet with an academic advisor in the Office of Continuing Education or register for courses in person, by phone or online. To learn more about enrollment options, visit the Summer Sessions webpage.

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