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Free Textbooks

The University of the Incarnate Word's Extended Academic Programs provides textbooks for your undergraduate and graduate classes at no charge to the active-duty service member (including National Guard or Reservist using Tuition Assistance) or to the military. This means no out-of-pocket expenses for books!

Most of our books are eBooks (electronic textbooks), which are accessible and portable no matter where your location in the world may be.

Online Textbooks

A few of our courses still use a traditional hard-bound book that will require a mail out. Students residing within Bexar, Guadalupe and Comal Counties (or within a 50 mile radius of UIW Main Campus) must pick up their textbooks at our UIW campus bookstore on the fourth floor of the McCombs Center. Contact the bookstore for hours at (210) 829-6056. Students residing outside of these counties will automatically have their books shipped to the address on file. If you are serving in a location outside of the Continental US (OCONUS), register as early as possible to allow a minimum of 20 days for your textbooks to arrive. All others (CONUS) should be received within seven days of shipping. You will receive an email from the UIW Bookstore only if your book(s) are shipped FedEx Ground - within the continental US, notifying you when your text has been shipped.  All other shipments are tracked by the bookstore. Register early!

If you are active duty Army, please ensure that the GoArmyEd portal has your correct mailing address. For all other branches, please ensure that your student account in Banner has your current mailing address. Failure to update will delay the receipt of your book and possibly preclude you from taking the course.

If the class requires an electronic version of the textbook, undergraduate students will have immediate access and graduate students will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to access their e-book.

GoArmyEd students:

Please ensure that the address listed at the GoArmyEd Portal is correct to guarantee the receipt of the textbook(s) for your class(es).

*Note: Free textbooks apply to undergraduate and graduate courses taken through the Extended Academic Programs' School of Professional Studies and School of Applied Sciences and do not apply to courses taken on the UIW main campus or other UIW schools.  Free textbooks do not apply towards doctoral degrees.

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