Put your store at the center of the new course materials model.

The New Model

About Inclusive Access

A new course materials model is gaining momentum. It goes by a few different names – the course fee model, direct access digital – but we call it "Inclusive Access." The goal is simple: to provide students with the right course materials on the first day of class at an affordable price.

Under Inclusive Access, publishers deliver digital materials to all enrolled students when classes start, and the institution charges enrolled student accounts for those materials after the add/drop deadline. Publishers and stores get higher sell-through; students get lower prices.

The New Model in a Nutshell

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Publisher delivers digital materials on Day One.

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Institution collects payment via student accounts.

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Higher sell-through means below-market pricing.


Built for the New Model

Verba Connect

As trailblazing stores have begun implementing Inclusive Access, they've come to us for help with some of the challenges presented by the new model.

So we built Verba Connect, the industry’s first Inclusive Access management application. Connect serves as the hub for all data needed to power Inclusive Access on your campus, and provides tools for your store to manage Inclusive Access from start to finish.



Tools from Start to Finish

Like any new model, Inclusive Access presents new challenges. Fortunately, Verba Connect has you covered throughout the new model's lifecycle.

Pre-Term Start

Choose the Right Titles

Enter a publisher’s Inclusive Access price and Connect provides a real-time pricing analysis, so you can select titles that represent real savings for students.

Pricing Analysis


Get Buy In

Each pricing analysis can be shared with faculty and administrators, giving you the collateral you need to establish your expertise and secure support for the program.

Shareable Item Pages


Communicate With Ease

Connect knows which students have enrolled in Inclusive Access courses and keeps their contact information on file, so you can send targeted emails to participating students right from the tool.

In-App Communications

Term Start

Give Students Choice

Under new Department of Education regulations, campuses must provide a way for students to opt out of Inclusive Access programs.

All Inclusive Access items in Connect show up in Verba Compare with an elegant opt-out experience for students.

Student-Facing Opt-Out


Monitor Program Success

Opt-out data is stored within Connect, so you can view detailed reports and top-level analytics on your Inclusive Access program.

Opt-Out Analytics

Add/Drop Deadline

Bill With Confidence

Once campus add/drop and opt-out deadlines have passed, Verba Connect tells you exactly which student accounts to bill, and how much to charge them.

Active Student Export

ID Last First Amount
4861 McCann Jeffrey $42.15
3190 Djafroodi Betty $92.00
2328 Gonzalez Marianna $67.75
6108 Mullens Misha $45.30

Verba Connect


We built our company around transparency, and our pricing follows suit. Here's what you need to know:

All Verba applications are web-based and hosted in the cloud. No additional charges for hosting.

We pride ourselves on having the best support team in the industry, and we'll never charge you for our time.

We give 100% to every new client setup, and clients get maximum value over the course of the year, so every subscription is annual by default.




Up to

1,500 Students


Up to

2,500 Students


Up to

5,000 Students


Up to

12,000 Students


Up to

18,000 Students


Up to

25,000 Students


More Than

25,000 Students


What Stores Are Saying

I'm very enthusiastic about this new addition to Verba's solutions. After doing several Inclusive Access pilots, I believe Connect will make future projects scalable.

Todd Smith
The Loch Shop at Clayton State

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