Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Library

Pub Date

2-22-2020

Place of Publication

Williamsburg, VA

Publisher

William & Mary

Abstract

Costs of textbooks and course materials for undergraduates are estimated nationally at up to $1200 per student per year. With that estimate, the aggregate costs for William & Mary’s 6250 undergraduates may approach $7.5 million per year; graduate students may add $1-2 million to that total. Course books and materials increase costs of college attendance, and for some students are barriers to success. The Textbook Affordability Taskforce (TATF) composed of W&M faculty, staff, and students was formed in August 2019. The TATF was charged with examining the issue of textbook affordability and with developing and delivering near-term and long-term recommendations for making textbooks more affordable for W&M students (Appendix A: Taskforce members and charge). The TATF broadened the charge to address costs of textbooks and other course materials.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.21220/v2mm-sw42

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
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