Did You Know…
In the 2018-19 academic year, the estimated cost of books and supplies for UF undergraduates was $1,030. These high textbook prices do more than hurt students’ wallets; they also negatively impact student success. In a 2018 survey, more than 21,000 students from across Florida revealed how they cope with the rising cost of textbooks:
Didn’t purchase the required textbook
Took fewer courses
Didn’t register for a specific course
Earned a poor grade
Dropped a course
The purpose of the Affordable UF initiative is to increase student learning and success by providing affordable access to education. In order to ensure that every student at the University of Florida has access to quality, reasonably priced course materials, the Affordable UF initiative works to raise awareness of textbook affordability issues on campus and provide support and guidance for members of the UF community who seek to make their courses more affordable. There are several projects in place that fall under the umbrella of the Affordable UF initiative. Use the links below the videos to learn more about each program.