Digital Course Materials (DCM)

Save lots of cash. Students save $88.00 per book (on average)*

No waiting in line. Students have Day One access to their books through NS Online.

Less hassle. Charges for books are automatically applied to student accounts.**

Nashville State offers a convenient and affordable program that delivers the required materials for your course in digital format on the first day of class via NS Online. To ensure the lowest cost for students, the courses participating include a course materials fee automatically applied to your student account. This comes at a significantly reduced cost compared to traditional physical textbooks and course materials.

Applies to some courses, but not all. Check the DCM Course List.

Please Note: The cost of these materials can be paid for by Financial Aid or out of pocket. The cost of materials is NOT covered by TN Promise or TN Reconnect. For more information concerning your student account, please contact the Bursar's Office at 615-353-3310.

* Overall, $1,048,000 was saved in the Fall 2020 semester with the DCM program.

Opt-out portal links

**If you decide you do not want to purchase the course materials provided to you as part of the program, you can use the Nashville State Community College Customer Portal to opt-out of the program. If you opt-out, you will be responsible for obtaining the required course materials on your own. You will have the opportunity to opt-out or back into the program for Fall 2022 from August 8 until September 4, 2022. (If you need the DCM charge to be removed for the upcoming payment deadline, you must opt-out no later than the day before.*)

*If the payment deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, opt-out no later than two business days before the payment deadline.

Davidson, Dickson, Humphrey's County, East Davidson, & Southeast Campuses

Clarksville Campuses

Portal Login

Your username is your email address. You will receive an automated email to your student email address with your password. If you have never access the portal before, go to "Create an Account" and use your student email address when registering.


If you have questions about this process, please contact the NSCC Bookstore at Main Campus at 615-353-3316 or email