MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro is testing digital textbooks this semester.
The new program will roll the cost of books into tuition and fees, rather than being a separate expense.
According to a release, MTSU noted that the upfront payments will allow the university to negotiate a lower price for the textbooks, which in turn could save students thousands of dollars.
The university said it’s starting the program with freshman and sophomore courses in astronomy, physical science and university seminar.
A spokesman for MTSU said they will gather feedback from students and faculty after the fall semester, as well as look into the savings, before they decide if the program will move out of the test phase.
*Courtesy Of News 2 WKRN-TV Nashville*