- Help students succeed;
- Save students money;
- Allow for flexible content.
A 2012 Florida Student Textbook Survey found that undergraduate students will pay upwards of $1,200 a year for textbooks and supplies.
Textbook cost impacts both student success and retention.
Students who participated answered that the cost of required textbooks caused them to:
||Not purchase the required textbook.
||Take fewer courses.
||Not register for a specific course.
||Earn a poor grade because I couldn't afford the textbook.
||Drop a course.
||Fail a course because I could not afford the textbook.