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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