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How Can We Save Students Money

Students apply in first 3 days of quarter, awarded by end of 1 week. Books handled by library. Book is loaned for 1 quarter, can be renewed, then is returned. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Title: How Can We Save Students Money

How Can We Save Students Money?
  • Melonie Rasmussen
  • David Lippman
  • Pierce College Ft Steilacoom
Some ideas
  • Free / reduced cost textbooks
  • Textbook loan scholarships
  • Textbook rental programs
  • Calculator rentals
  • Free online homework
  • Improved placement
  • Challenge tests
  • Transcript-based placement
  • Others??
Free / Reduced Cost Texts
  • Open texts
  • Free of cost
  • Allow you to modify the material
  • Some allow you to print and sell
  • http//oerconsortium.org/discipline-specific/
  • http//www.collegeopentextbooks.org/
  • Flat World Knowledge
Free / Reduced Cost Texts
  • Custom printing
  • Publishers reduce cost because it kills the
national used book market
  • Some offering mixing of materials from different books
  • Anyone had experiences?
  • Textbook Loan Scholarship
    • Students apply in first 3 days

      of quarter,

    awarded by end of 1 week
  • Books handled by library
  • Book is loaned for 1 quarter, can be renewed, then is returned
  • Some funding from college mini grants, outside donations
  • Publishers have donated books
  • Other programs may have their own loaning programs
  • Textbook Rental
    • Dozens of online sites, for example
    • http//www.chegg.com/
    • http//www.collegebookrenter.com
    • Some colleges are running on-campus programs
    • Needs lots of seed money and support from

    bookstore, but should be self-sustaining after

    that. Calculator Rentals

    • Handled by library
    • Charge 15/quarter
    • Self-sustaining
    • Free online calculators / computer algebra

    systems Free Online Homework

    • College-supported systems (Angel, etc.)
    • WAMAP.org
    • Algorithmic questions like Webassign / MyMathLab
    • Full course management system
    • No videos, tutorials, or links to textbook
    Improved Placement
    • Challenge Tests
    • Challenge COMPASS placement
    • One test per level, administered in WAMAP
    • HS Transcript-based Placement
    • Place based on HS transcript, if within one year

    of graduation (example)

    Source: www.powershow.com

    Category: Personal Finance

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