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Cornell University

Flat fee for course materials aims to increase student success

A students works in a campus library
Photo credit: Jason Koski
 

Beginning in fall 2022, all Cornell undergraduates will be able to access their required course materials for a flat fee of $225 per semester through an innovative new university program aimed at breaking down financial inequities while enhancing the student experience through academic preparedness.

With the Cornell Academic Materials Program (CAMP), Cornell seeks to lessen the load for its students and continue its work toward a more equitable campus that supports a positive and transformative student experience.

“This is an exciting program for Cornell that will make a tremendous impact on the student academic experience,” said Lisa Nishii, vice provost for undergraduate education.

The average cost of academic materials is $620 per semester nationwide – an expense that can exacerbate inequity and create divides among classmates and between students and faculty.

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to keep an eye on the Cornell Academic Materials Program website for updated frequently asked questions, training materials developed for students and faculty, and how-to guides.

Read the full CAMP announcement in the Cornell Chronicle