CCCCO February 4, 2022 Statement about ZTC

On February 4, 2022, the following statement about ZTC was shared by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office with the Board of Governors.

Zero Textbook Cost Program Strategy – The Chancellor’s Office is taking a deliberate approach to the unprecedented $115M budget appropriation for the development and implementation of Zero Textbook Cost degree and certificate programs (EDC 78050-78052). We will be creating a Task Force to examine systemic textbook affordability issues and recommend statutory, regulatory and/or policy changes. In the near term, the Chancellor’s Office will release a ZTC Implementation Grant Request for Applications this month that focuses on the creation of zero textbook degree and certificate programs.