Textbook costs impact students at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) and at other colleges and universities across the country. Cuyahoga Community College has worked very closely with students and student leadership across all four campuses to discuss the challenges many students face because of the high cost of textbooks. From those discussions, the College-wide Textbook Affordability Committee, consisting of Tri-C students, administrators, and faculty, was created to improve textbook affordability and exploring new textbook affordability initiatives. See the textbook affordability for information on savings to students in the past year.
Students are encouraged to continue the conversations around textbook affordability and to get involved with your Campus student leadership and always have the opportunity to participate in the College-wide Textbook Affordability Committee.
First Day Books
The First Books is a new textbook model in collaboration with top publishers and Barnes & Noble that provides textbooks in a digital content. The cost of the textbook/digital content is included as an additional book fee on your schedule and student account.
Here are some helpful tips for students participating in First Day Books:
- Confirm when your class(es) begin for the semester. Your class(es) may begin on the College’s 16-week, 14-week or 8-week timeframes. You can view your schedule from your Student Tab on My Tri-C Space. Emails are also sent to students confirming their schedules from Tri-C eLearning. Remember to frequently check your emails for important information from the College and your instructors.
- Once your class(es) begin, your instructor should provide details on how to access your First Day Books via Blackboard. Your instructor may also provide this information on their syllabus. Find more information here on Blackboard resources and tools for students.
- If you are still having trouble accessing your First Day Books, email your instructor for additional help and information.