Q. Does my course qualify for AIM if I do not require any texts or commercial materials for my class?
Your course can qualify for the $0 designation if no commercial materials or texts are required. For the purposes of these cost designations, it does not matter if you are using instructor-created materials, open educational resources, activities, slides, websites, or library materials. Apply this question: does my course have any textbook or publisher-related costs? If the answer is no, the course meets the no-cost designation. If the answer is yes, but the total is $60 or less, the course meets the low-cost designation.