As of now, this Bellevue College is now embarking its unique pilot programming for the hope of saving their students money in order to cover the costs of their college textbooks. The educational learning institutes of this eastern suburb in Seattle have already receive about larger amount that is quite enough in order to cover the educational grants for several learners from this United States Department of Education in order to begin the educational program that will allow several learners to rent entirely their educational career course materials and as well textbook materials. With that, the education program officials have believe that through renting this books rather than purchasing it, they could entirely be producing some net savings for about 13% as their total expenses for learners face.
The college have already tested some similar model of 2005 during the time that this educational learning institutes have already started which already been considered as the first textbook rental educational program in the nation and was later been expanded to other community school colleges throughout the area of state Washington. But, they have already agree that their initial project have already been covering their most frequent assigned textbooks and as well rental lists that only be covering about 10 titles that will not only be leading towards a significant savings towards one student only. In the next two year, this educational grant that will be awarded through this Department of Education’s Fund towards the development for post-secondary education that will be able to provide some money towards the expansion of textbook rental educational program for the entire content materials and entire classes in learners program upon learning it. Most of this educational grant money will entirely be use in order to purchase textbook towards rental inventory.
With that, this Washington state policy are now trying to prevent their community college towards renting a career course materials that been purchase from their state funds. According to Rachel Solemsaas who is the vice president of these administrative services, Bellevue College textbook prices have already been raising twice on its rate for the inflation of least 20 years. It’s not really be uncommon for these days that these learners will be having a face textbook bills that will entirely be approaching a $1,000 for every year that will entirely be huge barrier towards those low income learners. Those who will be benefiting this program will now be offering to those students who will be facing towards their financial needs. Since, it’s already been estimated that about 250 learners are expected to start on supporting upon but the educational learning officials have believe that it can expand through significant aspect. This project will now be launching this coming January 2010 and now it’s already expected to fully operate in the season of fall this 2010. According to Solemsaas, that they are quite honored through and grateful that this Department of Education has continually supported their respective campus schools educational program.