Engage - About UW-Madison eText fees and appeals (UW-Madison)


The Unizin Engage tool will be used for the Spring 2018 UW-Madison eText pilot. If you are not participating in the pilot or taking a class in the pilot you will not have access to Engage. For more information on the pilot please see the Educational Innovation web page.

This document summarizes eText fees and appeals for students at UW-Madison.


When a faculty member (or their Course Coordinator, program, department, or school) chooses to teach with a UW-Madison eText, the discounted costs for the selected materials will be charged to enrolled students’ bursar accounts shortly before the first bill for the coming term is generated.

If a late eText adoption is approved (by the Course Coordinator, program, department, or school), the discounted costs for the selected materials will be charged to enrolled students’ tuition and fee accounts shortly before the next available bill is generated.

Students who do not wish to use and be charged for UW-Madison eText materials should either enroll in a course section that is not making use of a UW-Madison eText, or follow the opt-out procedure.


A student that has opted out will see a waiver applied to their account in the amount of the UW-Madison eTextbook fee for that course.


Refunds for students who drop from a class with an UW-Madison eTextbook fee will receive a refund consistent with the tuition and fee refund schedule.

Collected UW-Madison eTextbook fees are paid to the publisher partners immediately following each deadline in the refund schedule; thus, no fees for UW-Madison eTextbook materials can be refunded after the class’s refund deadline.


Appeals for refunds may be granted based on special circumstances. Appeals will be reviewed by the eText pilot sponsors and if approved the pilot team will work with the Registrar's office to have the fees reimbursed. E-mail etexts@doit.wisc.edu if you believe you should be considered for an eText fee reimbursement based on the following scenarios:

  • Criteria for allowing appeals after 12/8
    • Late enrollment - after 12/8
    • Did not hear from instructor in time regarding requirement of eText / Digital Learning Tool in completing coursework
    • Already purchased the eText
  • Criteria for allowing refunds after 2/15 drop date

Keywords:Unizin engage etext fee bill   Doc ID:77525
Owner:Dan L.Group:Learn@UW Madison
Created:2017-10-23 09:23 CDTUpdated:2017-12-22 10:19 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW Madison
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