Access Costs and Textbook Features

The cost of WebAssign access is dependent on the primary textbook selected for the class.

Access Costs

The cost of printed textbooks, WebAssign access, eBooks, and other optional purchases can vary widely between classes. Pricing is based on many factors, including agreements with textbook publishers and the quantity and complexity of the materials.

Students who subscribe to Cengage Unlimited or Cengage Unlimited eTextbooks have access to all Cengage textbooks at no additional cost.

Textbook Features

Some textbooks in WebAssign include traditional end-of-chapter questions but no other features. Other textbooks provide a range of features to help you learn, for example, tutorial questions, eBook links, interactive simulations, personalized study plans, or other learning resources. Access with these textbooks costs more not only because they provide more, but also because they represent a substantial investment by the publisher and WebAssign.

Some features available in WebAssign are indicated by icons displayed with the textbook.

Note Your instructor might not choose to use all of the available features in your class.





You have access to an online version of the textbook that might contain additional interactive features.

You must be signed in and enrolled in a WebAssign course to access the eBook.

For some textbooks, access to the eBook is an optional purchase.


Multi-term ("Lifetime of Edition") Access

You are allowed unlimited access to WebAssign courses that use this edition of the textbook at no additional cost.

This allows you to retake the course until you pass, or to take a multi-term course at no additional cost.


Personal Study PlanĀ®

You can use chapter and section assessments to gauge mastery of the material and generate individualized study plans that include various online, interactive multimedia resources.


Textbook Resources

Additional instructional and learning resources are available with the textbook, and might include testbanks, slide presentations, online simulations, videos, and documents.


Enhanced WebAssign

Includes advanced content including simulations and textbook examples, links to eBook, algorithmic solutions, for example, from Brooks/Cole Publishers. Specific features vary from book to book.


Includes textbook-specific end-of-chapter questions and tutorial exercises, interactive simulations, hints, and feedback to guide learning from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Publishers.

Premium WebAssign

Includes interactive exercises with in-depth tutorials and interactive conceptual resources that allow you to visualize concepts and see cause-and-effect relationships through online simulations from W. H. Freeman Publishers.