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KU Campus Resources

Academic Learning Center (ALC)

The Academic Learning Center (ALC) engages students in active and collaborative learning outside the classroom and provides programs and services that will help them attain their academic and personal goals. The ALC is available to all KU students and provides supplemental instructiontutoring services, and academic consultations.

Tutoring Services has a fee but the ALC offers fee waivers to those who are eligible. In order for the ALC to determine if you are eligible for a fee waiver:

  1. You must have a FAFSA on file with Financial Aid and Scholarships
  2. You will want to "Apply for a Fee Waiver" once you have logged into the Tutoring Services online request system. All requests for fee waivers are sent to Financial Aid and Scholarships where eligibility is determined.

Fee waivers will be on a first-come, first-served basis. We urge you to request a tutor group and fee waiver early in the semester.

  • Location: Wescoe Hall, Room 4017
  • Phone: 785-864-7733   Email:

‚Äč KU Bookstore

The KU Bookstore provides students with options to purchase new, used or online textbooks. The bookstore also provides a price comparison tool so students can find the best price for their textbooks. Students can also rent textbooks to significantly reduce costs.

  • Location: Kansas Union, Second Floor
  • Phone: 785-864-5263   Email:

KU Libraries

The KU Libraries provide a variety of different services related to finding and requesting materials. In some cases, there are options for students to request textbooks (if available) that may be on reserve for certain courses or can be requested from other libraries. Students can also request articles, documents and books through the libraries, generally at no extra cost for the student.

KU Writing Center

The KU Writing Center provides free writing consultations to students in-person and online. You can make an appointment with the writing center online.

  • Location: Anschutz Library, Room 424
  • Phone: 785-864-2399   Email:

Student Access Center (SAC)

The mission of the Student Access Center (SAC) is to help students have full and equal access to all facilities, classes, events and activities at the University; engage in active and collaborative learning; and attain their academic and personal goals. SAC coordinates accommodations for all students who may need them - including disabilities that are physical, medical, sensory, psychological, or related to attention or learning. 

  • Location: Strong Hall, Room 22
  • Phone: 785-864-4064   Email:

Technology Supplies

See the Technology resource page to find information on computer resources and software available to students for free/at reduced costs.

Textbook Expenses

Consider enrolling in low cost/no cost textbook courses. You can find more informaiton on how to identify low cost/no cost textbook courses at

See the Emergency Funds list for KU grant resources that assist with required books and supplies in unexpected situations.

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