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Experience Textbook-Free Online Education

Instructors in our programs use Open Education Resources (OER) in place of traditional textbooks for some courses. This means digital, openly licensed content is available free of charge to students. Aurora University's use of OER gives students the opportunity to experience a better, more unique learning environment.

Your Education is More Affordable Than Ever

Because AU Online uses OER in some programs, you will benefit from significant savings on textbook costs. The OER library and network allow you to access your learning materials with reduced textbooks costs.

Customized Learning with Unlimited Access

Our commitment to providing OER ensures that you will receive the best academic experience possible. The use of OER empowers our expert faculty to select the latest resources for enhanced coursework, creating a customizable experience. With AU Online and OER, you can be confident you are gaining the skills to succeed in your chosen career.


The Higher Learning Commission accredits Aurora University at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels.Aurora University’s social work programs are accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE), a national association representing social work education in the United States. CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States and its territories.]

*Scholarship available to new, online students or Aurora University alumni who enroll in the BA in Business Administration, BA in Criminal Justice, BA Cybersecurity, BA in Social Work, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration or Master of Social Work, MS Digital Marketing and Design, MS Exercise Science, or MA Mathematics Education program in the 2021 Summer A and Summer B terms only. Students must be degree-seeking. Eligible students will receive a $500 scholarship distributed as $100 per course over their first five courses. The scholarship offer is for tuition only and may be reduced based on other financial aid a student receives. In addition, other financial aid, such as loans, may be adjusted once this offer is applied. No drops or withdrawals are permitted. To maintain the tuition discount, the student must maintain satisfactory academic progress and financial standing. Offer not valid for employees, employees’ spouses, or employees’ dependents.