Q: How much did you pay for all textbooks, hard copy and e-textbooks, this semester?
Lucas Smith: I paid $350 for all my books.
Lucas Smith, 21
Spring 2018 senior
William Penn University
Hometown: Sully, Iowa
Major: Sports and Recreation management
Q: What was your most expensive book, and how much did it cost?
The most expensive book was Sports Law and I believe it cost around $200.
Q: How often do you use your textbooks?
Smith: Three times a week for one book and 1 time a week for another.
Q: How much did you spend on e-textbooks this semester?
Q: How often do you use the Internet?
Smith: I use the Internet almost daily.
Q: Did you resell your books from last semester, and if so, how much money did you get back from them?
Smith: I didn’t resell them for future references.
Q: Does the value you get from your textbooks match what you pay for them?
Smith: I don’t think they do right now because the professors don’t use them every day and these books get way too pricey.
Q: Do you think it is necessary that college books are so expensive especially considering students having limited income?
Smith: No, because some students can’t afford to get their books at all and it hurts their education and it’s already expensive enough.