A typical student, studying full time, can be expected to pay $400-$800 a semester for textbooks.
The average youth allowance income for a student studying full time is $414.40 a fortnight. A semester worth of textbooks could cost a typical student an entire month of their Centre link payment, and they still have to find money to pay for food, rent and transport.
The UC Text Book Fund eases the financial burden and associated stress on students through small grants to assist with text book purchases. The fund is driven purely by donations, many come from staff who at in the 'front lines' with students and see personally how challenging it can be to purchase text books in some subjects. It truly can be the tipping point for vulnerable students.
You can contribute towards the UC Textbook Fund - your full donation goes directly to the fund.