Digital Engagement Initiative (DEI) Program

Volunteer State Community College has partnered with Follett Bookstore to provide the Digital Engagement Initiative (DEI) program. Students enrolled in certain courses are charged an “eBook” fee for the online book and/or online homework. Students are automatically charged the fee to their student account, and will have access to the material on day 1.

These fees are not covered by TN Promise or TN Reconnect and may need to be paid out of pocket, if no other forms of aid are received. Be sure to check your My Vol State portal before fees are due to verify all fees will be covered by your financial aid. 

Opt Out Option for DEI

If you decide you do not want to purchase the course materials provided to you as part of the program, you will be required to OPT OUT of the program. Be on the lookout the first week of classes for each part of term with instructions on how to opt out. If your instructor does not require the eBook or online access, you will still be required to opt out to avoid paying the fee. If you opt-out, you will be responsible for obtaining the required course material on your own. Once you have opted out, you will have until the deadline to opt back in. The deadline will be announced in the email the first week of classes, for each part of term. Please be sure to check with your instructor to ensure the material is required. The opt out period will vary for each part of term. If you register for a late starting class, you will be able to opt out during the period for that particular part of term. These dates are listed below.

If you have purchased a separate plan allowing unlimited access to the required course material, you will be required to follow the “opt out” process in order for the charge to be removed from your account. This includes Cengage Unlimited.

DEI Fees for Dropped Courses

The DEI fees are 100% refundable if dropped before the bookstore deadline for each part of term, listed below. If a course is dropped after this date, the DEI fee is non-refundable. After the class begins, the fee will not be removed from your account automatically. The fee will be removed once the invoice is received from the bookstore, once the drop period has ended.

Fall 2020 Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Full Term – Part of Term 1 – 8/24 – 12/4 
    • Opt-out/in emails sent 8/24
    • Opt-out/in portal 8/24-9/9
    • Last day to drop 9/14
  • 1st 5 Weeks – Part of Term 5 – 8/24 – 9/28 
    • Opt-out/in emails sent 8/3
    • Opt-out/in portal 8/3-8/6
    • Last day to drop 8/7
  • Ten Weeks – Part of Term T – 9/29-12/4 
    • Opt-out/in emails sent 9/29
    • Opt-out/in portal 9/29-10/9
    • Last day to drop 10/13
  • 2nd 7 Weeks – Part of Term D – 10/14-12/1 
    • Opt-out/in emails sent 10/14
    • Opt-out/in portal 10/14-10/21
    • Last day to drop 10/28

Summer 2020 Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Full Term – Part of Term 1 - 05/18-08/07
    • Opt-out/in emails sent 5/18
    • Opt-out/in portal 5/18 - 5/27
    • Last day to drop 6/1
  • 1st 3 Weeks – Part of Term 31 – 05/18-06/05
    • Opt-out/in emails sent 5/18
    • Opt-out/in portal 5/18 - 5/22
    • Last day to drop 5/26
  • 2nd 3 Weeks – Part of Term 32 – 06/08-06/26
    • Opt-out/in emails sent 6/8
    • Opt-out/in portal 6/8 - 6/12
    • Last day to drop 6/16
  • 1st 6 Weeks – Part of Term 61 – 05/18-06/26
    • Opt-out/in emails sent 5/18
    • Opt-out/in portal 5/18 - 5/22
    • Last day to drop 5/26
  • 2nd 6 Weeks – Part of Term 62 – 06/29-08/07
    • Opt-out/in emails sent 6/29
    • Opt-out/in portal 6/29 - 7/8
    • Last day to drop 7/14 
  • 1st 9 Weeks – Part of Term 91 – 05/18-07/17
    • Opt-out/in emails sent 5/18
    • Opt-out/in portal 5/18 - 5/27
    • Last day to drop 6/1

DEI Course List

Please note, this list is applicable to the Fall 2020 Term. The list will be updated each semester, and could change as new courses are added.

ACCT 1010 78.75
ACCT 1020 78.75
ACCT 2301 115.80
ACCT 2341 115.80
ADMN 1311 106.90
ADMN 1312 83.00
ADMN 2310 106.90
BIOL 1110 75.00
BIOL 1120 75.00
BIOL 2010 75.00
BIOL 2020 75.00
BIOL 2230     43.75
BUSN 1302 83.00
BUSN 1305 70.35
BUSN 1310 72.00
BUSN 1320 94.95
BUSN 1330 95.65
BUSN 1370 97.50
BUSN 1380 95.65
BUSN 2300 55.80
BUSN 2360 95.65
BUSN 2370 79.70
BUSN 2380 100.00
CHEM 1030 87.50
CITC 1302 70.35
CITC 1310 70.35
CITC 1311 70.35
CITC 1320 162.00
CITC 1326 70.35
CITC 1351 70.35
CITC 2326 70.35
CITC 2352 70.35
CITC 2356 70.35
ECON 2100 (online sections only) 78.75
ECON 2200 (online sections only) 78.75
FYEX 1030 54.15
HED 120 64.00
HED 220 90.10
INFS 1010 97.50
LGM 140 33.75
LOGI 1000 41.75
LOGI 2040 33.75
MATH 105 66.25
MATH 1010 66.25
MATH 1130 66.25
MATH 1530 75.00
MATH 1630 66.25
MATH 1710 89.10
MATH 1730 89.10
MATH 1830 66.25
MATH 1910 111.65
MATH 2120 89.10
MUS 1030 72.00
PHED 220 43.75
PHYS 1030 40.35
PSYC 1030 (certain sections only) 38.99
PSYC 2130 (certain sections only) 44.00
PSCI 1030 87.50
READ 810 44.55
READ 820 44.55
SOCI 1010 50.00
SOCI 1030 39.50