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.
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