After several months of research, proposals and negotiations, we in the Student Association are proud to announce that printing prices at both the Gelman and Eckles libraries will be decreased. Starting this week, you will see prices drop to 7 cents per page.
This will save the student body between $40,000 and $60,000 annually.
We were able to compromise with University Librarian Jack Siggins to institute a fair price for printing in our libraries, a cost that is now equal to what GW Law School students pay to print. We are appreciative of both Siggins and Provost Steven Lerman’s continued support of this critical concern of student body.
Our main goal in this initiative was to lower the burden of extra fees on students. Tuition alone is a substantial cost for families, and we are committed to reducing fees that aren't eligible for financial aid. Printing is a practical requirement vital to academic success, and we are satisfied that this favorable adjustment creates a fair deal for students.
Ted Costigan is the executive vice president of the Student Association.