College Scraps Traditional TextbooksAugust 9, 2018 |
by Dino Flammia
When students step on the Warren County Community College campus in January, they can be sure of one thing — they will NOT be spending hundreds of dollars on course textbooks and other materials. In fact, the tab for a whole year won’t even reach $150.
Through a first-of-its-kind partnership, the two-year school has overhauled the way it delivers books and other necessary course items to students.
Starting in the spring 2019 semester, all students will be signed up for a subscription service with Cengage, the country’s biggest online publisher of textbooks. A one-time annual fee — automatically a part of a student’s enrollment costs — gives them access to all “books” and learning materials in their courses of study.