ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Georgia Southwestern State University Students are getting some help with pricey school costs.
The Psychology and Sociology department received a $30,000 grant for student textbooks from Affordable Learning Georgia. The department will use the funding to provide Free Open Source Digital textbooks for Introductory classes. Professors hope it will help ease the sting of high college expenses.
"We're a pretty progressive department," said Charles Huffman, Professor of Psychology. "We're always looking for ways to help students out."
"It just gives one less thing for the students to worry about," said Quint Crumpton, student. "Instead of 'oh, I don't know if I'll be able to afford this book.' to 'Well, now I can focus on studies and furthering my education.' So I think it's very important."
School officials hope to get more grants in future years for other departments at Georgia Southwestern. The new textbooks will be available beginning in Fall 2015. Students will save about $170.