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Terra State to offer free textbooks through CARES Act funds for spring 2022 semester

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Fremont, Ohio — Terra State Community College will be offering free textbooks and access codes purchased from the Titan Shop bookstore during the spring 2022 semester to both returning and new students.

The College will provide this offer to promote student success and completion with available institution funds through the CARES Act. Students can receive free textbooks and access codes at the Titan Shop until December 10, 2021. If students have purchased their course materials from the bookstore before this announcement, they will be reimbursed. The offer will only be for available for textbooks or access codes purchased at the Titan Shop, not from outside sources and websites.

“Terra State wants all students to succeed, and one of the fundamental ways this takes place is in the classroom. When students are prepared to learn, they have a greater chance to learn the course material and pass successfully. Too often, we find that students make costly sacrifices in an attempt to save money by not purchasing their textbooks or course materials. Additionally, students may run into timing issues when their financial aid is disbursed and not have their materials at the beginning of the semester, which leaves them trailing behind for the remainder of the semester,” said Garien Hudson, vice president of student affairs and enrollment services.

Trent Goatee, a business administration student, is thankful for how the College is using these funds, stating “It is great that I can rely on Terra State to purchase my textbooks and access codes I need for the spring semester. Free textbooks and access codes allow me to save time and money because I will no longer have to work extra shifts and can focus on school without the additional stress during these uncertain times.”

Hudson is aware of the financial burden books can place on a student and wants to help eliminate barriers many of them face. “Students should not have to decide between buying books or paying rent, but for some of our students, this is a reality. Prepared students are successful students. Successful students have a greater chance at meeting their academic and career goals by persisting from term to term, and that is our goal with this initiative. We want to see our students transferring to the four-year institution of their choice or entering the workforce after graduation,” said Hudson.


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