Affordable Materials Project
AMP is a university-wide collaboration between the bookstore, Falvey Library, CASA, and the Office of the Provost, all working together to address one of the most pressing issues students face today.
Our mission is to provide faculty with resources and options for selecting high quality, affordable course materials and creating student awareness of affordable options for obtaining course materials.
in potential student savings, and counting
AMP in the News
Celebrating Faculty Adopting Open Educational Resources2 Jun 2021
View Recordings of Workshops on Course Materials Assistance Programs4 Feb 2021
AMP Staff Presents at Affordable Learning PA Summit 20206 Oct 2020
Faculty Awarded Grants for Open Educational Resource Adoptions17 Aug 2020
A Closer Look At How AMP Initiatives Impact The Cost Of College Textbooks28 July 2020
Are Private Universities Exempt from Student Concerns About Textbook Costs?Summer 2018
Student Saves on Textbooks for Five Courses Using the Affordable Materials ProjectFalvey Library Blog - 10 Sept 2018
Challenges Students Face
Due to the high and rising costs of course materials, students face academic consequences and financial challenges.
It is extremely difficult to come up with $300-$500 a semester for textbooks every semester. Although I have borrowed money from family members for some semesters, that was not an option every semester. It is especially frustrating when teachers require that we purchase books that are $80-$100 for one reading assignment for once class, and then we never use it again.
If current editions are expensive, I must resort to older ones which often don't have the same organization or homework problems as the current edition.
Being late for assignments and not being able to pay in time for the books.
Sometimes I could simply not afford the textbooks and so I had to make due in the course without them.
I've been behind on schoolwork. I have had to work around my classmate's schedule in order to use her book. I've had to show up to class unprepared.
* Responses to Textbook Survey administered by Villanova's Center for Access, Success and Achievement (CASA)
1 2019-2020 Financial Aid Booklet for BSN - Villanova University
2 Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2014). Consumer Price Index Databases