Harvard College Course-Cost Assistance Program

Whereas the purchase of books, sourcepacks, and other types of course-related literature is necessary for the academic well-being of Harvard undergraduates; and Whereas the cost of course-related literature is an unavoidable expense for every student; and Whereas the increasing cost of course-related literature has particular impact on the lowest income students; and Whereas the cost of necessary literature should not be prohibitive to, nor impede the academic progress of, any student attending this College; Be it therefore resolved that we support the establishment of the Course-Cost Assistance Program (C-CAP), to be administered through the Financial Aid Office, which will provide a per semester stipend of $125 for undergraduates with family incomes of less than $40,000 per year and a $75 per semester stipend for undergraduates with family incomes of between $40,000 and $60,000, towards the purchase of books, sourcepacks, and other types of course-related literature.

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Harvard Undergraduate Council http://www.uc.fas.harvard.edu Students Taking on Poverty (STOP) Campaign http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/stop Black Men\'s Forum http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/bmf The Harvard College Democrats http://www.harvarddems.com Fuerza Latina http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/fuerza The Kuumba Singers of Harvard College http://www.kuumbasingers.org Harvard Islamic Society http://www.digitas.harvard.edu/his Harvard Progressive Jewish Alliance http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/pja Harvard RAZA http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/raza Harvard Society of Black Scientists and Engineers http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/hsbse Harvard-Radcliffe Christian Fellowship http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/hrcf Association of Black Harvard Women http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/abhw The Harvard Crimson http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspxref=517557

Links

Op-Ed: Between Books and Necessities http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspxref=516579 Articles http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspxref=514009 http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspxref=512252 24S-34 Course Cost Assistance Act http://www.uc.fas.harvard.edu/council.web/legislation/files/24s/24S-34%20Course%20Cost%20Assistance%20Act.pdf

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    6 years ago Comments: Coming from a low-income single parent family, money has always been tight. Now that all three of my fathers children will be in college, two of which at Harvard, the cost of living and books truly has been on my mind.
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