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Follett Helps Tennessee State University Save Students Millions on Course Materials with Innovative includED® Program

NASHVILLE, TENN., Sep 25, 2017 – Follett’s includED® program has saved students at Tennessee State University (TSU) more than $10 million since the program launched in the fall 2014 term. That’s an average of $1.7 million per term. In the past year (fall 2016 and spring 2017 terms), the program has saved the almost 30,000 students enrolled in includED courses $3.2 million.

Developed in partnership with publishers, institutions and faculty, includED delivers affordability by providing all required print or digital course materials and supplies to students as part of their tuition. To make things even easier, students are automatically enrolled when they sign up for an includED course and materials are available on the first day of class. It's a simple idea that delivers tremendous benefits for not only students, but for faculty and administrators as well.  Faculty and administrators will find that the includED program has competitive offerings, can show them the full cost of education up front and maintains a full variety of content choices so they can offer their students a more robust educational experience.

“We’re privileged to be able to offer these substantial savings to students at Tennessee State University,” said Clay Wahl, president of Follett Higher Education. “As our campus partners come under increasing pressure to affordably deliver educational outcomes, it’s imperative that Follett be there to help. One of the ways we assist with this challenge is with our includED program. We also offer a wide range of other innovative solutions that suit the unique needs of each campus community.”

Follett leverages its unique position in the educational marketplace, our unprecedented publisher relationships and our deep expertise to help our campus partners navigate the increasingly complex course materials landscape. Learn more about includED and the course material affordability it can bring your campus at

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About the Tennessee State University Campus Store |
The TSU Campus Store is solely devoted to serving students, faculty, staff, alumni, fans and the local Nashville community – offering products and services both in-store and online. The store is located in the Floyd/Payne Campus Center at 3500 John Merritt Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209.

About Follett Corporation |
Follett is a $3.4 billion privately held company headquartered in Westchester, Illinois. As a leading provider of education technology, services and physical and digital content, Follett works with 70,000 schools and operates more than 1,250 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores. With the 2016 acquisition of Baker & Taylor, LLC, Follett's reach also extends into the public library and global retail markets. For more information on our OER partnership with Lumen Learning, visit

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