In Fall 2016 the Chancellor’s office for the California Community Colleges awarded Palomar a Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) Planning grant. The purpose of the grant is to reduce textbook costs in order to reduce the financial barriers to student success. Palomar College is joining CSUSM in the move toward CALM courses.
In 2018 Palomar was accepted into the OpenStax Institutional Partnership Program which will help Palomar continue reducing textbook costs to students.
This website provides information about free and low cost textbooks to both students and faculty.