Osceola and Lake Nona Campus Plan Update: Textbook Savings

One of the challenges to our students is the rising cost of instructional materials, including textbooks, lab manuals, and other materials required for class. As part of our campus plan, we committed to “explore options for reducing the cost of instructional materials that students are required to purchase.” Last spring, the humanities and communications division showed a savings to students of $67,320 by switching to lower-cost textbooks, which our faculty deemed to be of equal quality of the textbooks that we had been using last year. The mathematics and science division saved its students $56,745 by doing the same. Let’s continue to explore ways to make college more affordable to our students.

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