Summary, Guidance to Assist Textbook Publishers and Institution of Higher Education In Implementing Section 133 of the HEA of 1965: An institution of higher education receiving Federal financial assistance is required to the maximum extent practicable, to post verified textbook pricing information for both required and recommended materials for each class on the institution’s online course schedule or linked to the course schedule from another site, such as a college-designated bookstore, in a manner of the institution’s choosing.
This pricing information must include:
- The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and retail price of the materials charged by the institution or a bookstore on the campus of or otherwise associated with, the institution. If no ISBN is available the author, title, publisher, and copyright date of the textbook or supplemental material.
- If the institution determines that disclosure of the pricing is not practicable for some reason, the designation of “To Be Determined (TBD)” in lieu of the required information.