Affordable UF Badge


Courses using materials costing $20 or less per credit hour are eligible to receive the Affordable UF Badge. The badge allows students to easily identify courses with low- or no-cost materials.

To qualify for the Affordable UF badge, and for compliance with Florida Statutes, please submit adoptions no later than the following:

Spring 2024 adoptions due November 18, 2023.

How to Participate

  1. Submit your textbook adoption at the UF Textbook Adoption website. To be eligible for the badge, your submission must be made before the textbook adoption deadline. If you’re not sure how to submit a textbook adoption or have questions about the process, consider attending a Textbook Adoption Assistance Session at These flexible, virtual drop-in sessions are designed to be quick and easy for your convenience.Upcoming dates and times for Textbook Adoption Assistance Sessions are as follows:
      • 11/3: 3pm – 4pm
      • 11/8: 12pm – 1pm
      • 11/14: 10am – 11am
      • 11/16: 2pm – 3pm
  2. If you think your adoption meets the $20 per credit hour threshold, entered your estimated textbook costs in the “Affordable UF” section at the end of the textbook adoption form, and click “next.”
  3. After you submit your textbook adoption the Center for Teaching Excellence will review your course.

If your course is eligible to receive the Affordable UF badge, you will be sent a digital copy of the designation. Students will see the badge in the course textbook requirements when registering. Your badge can also be displayed in many other places, including:

  • your syllabus
  • your Canvas site
  • your email signature line
  • digital resumes/ CVs
  • social media
  • your website

For questions about the Affordable UF badging process, visit the FAQ or contact Micah Jenkins.


If you want to make your course more affordable, but aren’t sure where to start, here are some resources: