Free Textbooks, But Not for All Students
Greta Anderson, Inside Higher Ed
The University of the Cumberlands, the liberal arts university that cut tuition in half last year, is planning another bold cost-cutting move for its students next year. It will provide 1,800 undergraduates on campus free textbook rentals.
The decision by the Christian institution in Williamsburg, Kentucky, is part of the university's continuing mission to provide an affordable private college education to in-state students and those from the Appalachian Region, which has large swaths of rural areas and pockets of extreme poverty.