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 2022 Important Dates and Deadlines

FULL TERM

  • Last Day To Drop (LDTD) = 9/20/22
  • Bookstore Opt-out emails with portal link sent = 8/22/22
  • Opt-out / Opt-in Portal open = 8/22/22-9/6/22

1st Seven Weeks

  • LDTD = 9/7/22
  • Opt-out/in Emails sent to students = 8/22/22
  • Opt-out/in Portal open = 8/22/22-8/30/22

2nd Seven Weeks

  • LDTD = 10/25/22
  • Opt-out/in Emails sent to student = 10/12/22
  • Opt-out/in Portal open = 10/12/22-10/20/22

2nd Ten Weeks

  • Last Day to Drop (LDTD) = 10/18/22
  • Bookstore Opt-out emails with portal link sent = 09/27/22
  • Opt-out/Opt-in Portal open = 09/27/22-10/07/22

2022 Fall DEI Course List

This list will be updated each semester and could change as new courses are added.

ACCT 1010 82.00
ACCT 1020 78.75
ACCT 2301 120.00
ACCT 2341 120.00
ADMN 1308 102.00
ADMN 1311 120.00
BIOL 1110 68.75
BIOL 1120 68.75
BIOL 2010 68.75
BIOL 2020 68.75
BIOL 2230 46.75
BIOL 2230, Section R25 80.00
BIOL 2230, Section R50 80.00
BUSN 1302 108.50
BUSN 1305 106.00
BUSN 1320 124.25
BUSN 1350 46.50
BUSN 1380 110.25
BUSN 2300 64.75
BUSN 2360 110.25
BUSN 2370 92.00
BUSN 2380 100.00
CHEM 1030 68.75
CITC 1302 92.00
CITC 1303 63.00
CITC 1311 92.00
CITC 1332 92.00
CITC 2352 92.00
ECON 2100 82.00
ECON 2200 82.00
ENGR 2110 84.00
FYEX 1030 67.50
HED 120 64.00
HED 220 90.10
INFS 1010 97.50
LOGI 1000 52.50
LOGI 2040 52.50
LOGI 2050 60.00
MATH 105 66.25
MATH 1005 66.25
MATH 1010 78.75
MATH 1130 66.25
MATH 1530 75.00
MATH 1530, Section 002 62.50
MATH 1630 66.25
MATH 1710 92.00
MATH 1730 92.00
MATH 1830 66.25
MATH 1910 110.00
MUS 1002 39.50
MUS 1030 72.00
PHED 220 43.75
PHIL 1040 42.00
PHYS 1030 92.00
PHYS 2010 92.00
PHYS 2110 114.75
PSCI 1030 68.75
PSYC 243 41.50
PSYC 1030 47.50
PSYC 2110 115.00
PSYC 2120 41.50
PSYC 2130 41.50
READ 810 67.55
SOCI 1010 37.00