Historically Black Virginia State University Takes on the High Price of Textbooks

A recent survey by Public Agenda found that the high cost of textbooks is one reason that many students drop out of college and graduate school. The Reginald F. Lewis School of Business at Virginia State University has entered into an agreement to provide electronic books that will significantly reduce student costs. Under the agreement with Flat World Knowledge Inc., students will be able to receive all course materials in digital format for $20 per course. Students will be able to obtain text on their iPads or Kindle devices or they can download PDF files onto their personal computers. Professors can customize text to conform with their study plans and to eliminate unnecessary materials.