Textbook costs have long been a concern for students, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated that problem. U.S. PIRG found that 65% of students skipped buying a required textbook due to cost. A survey conducted by Temple Student Government in 2020 showed that in order to afford a textbook, 41% have worked extra hours at their job, and 14% have skipped meals.
Tell us your textbook affordability story for a chance to win a personal study room for a whole day during final exams! Submit a true story about the most money you spent on textbooks in one semester. In a paragraph, audio/video clip, graphic design, or some photos, briefly share how this expense impacted you and what that money would have gone towards if you didn’t have to pay for textbooks.
Five winners will be randomly selected from all entries. Winners may select their date and library location (Charles Library or Ginsburg Library). The study room must be used M–F, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, May 2–May 5 or on May 8.
Deadline to submit: March 17, 2023.