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Bowling Green  State  University  Partners  with   Textbook  Publishers  to  provide  New  Book  Plan  to   All  Full-­‐Time  Students  

April 21,  2011  -­‐  As  a  result  of  the  major  protests  this  Spring  2011  semester  over   the  prices  for  textbooks  in  the  Bowen-­‐Thompson  Student  Union,  Bowling  Green   State  University  will  introduce  in  the  Fall  2011  semester  a  program  that  allows  full-­‐ time  students  access  to  purchase  free  books.  All  students  who  wish  to  sign  up  for   this  program  must  sign  up  for  it  on  the  BGSU  website  before  the  deadline,  which  is   August  1,  2011.       This  program  has  been  created  because  of  the  public  arguments  and  the  protests   that  have  occurred  outside  of  the  bookstore.  In  an  effort  to  keep  the  public  peace,   and  raise  awareness  of  the  University  to  college-­‐searching  students,  books  will  be   free,  once  the  student  has  paid  his  or  her  tuition.  Book  publishers  that  have  signed   on  to  this  program  include  Houghton  Mifflin,  HarperCollins,  Prentice-­‐Hall,  and   McGraw-­‐Hill  Publishers.       There  will  be  a  charge  of  $250,  which  will  be  included  in  the  tuition.  Once  the  first   payment  of  the  tuition  for  that  semester  for  the  student  has  been  paid,  he  or  she  will   be  given  up  to  six  (6)  textbooks  per  semester.  The  average  price  per  textbook  is   about  $88,  and  at  a  price  of  only  $250  per  semester,  the  student  is  saving  an  average   of  $278  per  semester.       With  this  additional  charge  per  semester  onto  the  students’  bursar  bills  and  the   discounted  price  of  books,  we  hope  to  stop  the  protests  and  provide  an  additional   way  to  help  the  students  out  financially.  

Bowling Green  State  University   1  University  Lane   Bowling  Green,  Ohio  43403   (419)  372-­‐2531  

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