The Catholic University of America

Textbook Mandates – Higher Education Opportunity Act

In order to ensure we are in compliance with U.S. Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) and Middle States accreditation requirements, we are obligated to “disclose, on the institution’s Internet course schedule and in a manner of the institution’s choosing, the International Standard Book Number and retail price information of required and recommended college textbooks and supplemental materials for each course listed in the institution’s course schedule used for preregistration and registration purposes.”


To ensure compliance with HEOA mandates, there is functionality in the Campus Solutions Student Administration system that will allow us to include textbook information as part of the class maintenance table for each course section.  This information will be displayed on the schedule of classes in Cardinal Station Self-Service to students and faculty.  The textbook and pricing data are populated by an interface with the bookstore ordering system.  It is imperative that you communicate your textbook information to the bookstore prior to the first day of registration so that the ISBN and price information can be added to Cardinal Station to be available to students as they register for courses.