As students are finalizing their course lists and beginning to shop around for their textbooks, the USF Oracle has published an article about the high cost of textbooks and the steps the University of South Florida has taken to help students overcome this issue.

The article shares the stories of several USF students who have been affected by expensive textbooks. Some of the students stated that their textbooks purchases have caused them to incur debt, while others claimed they will have to cut spending in other areas of their life to accommodate the costs.

In addition, the article includes an interview with Monica Metz-Wiseman, head of the Textbook Affordability Project (TAP), with a comprehensive background of TAP and other initiatives that USF has approved to help students with their textbooks costs.

An online version of the article can be found here:
http://www.usforacle.com/breaking-the-bank-for-books-1.2851263#.UtAThfvaYsc

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