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MAT: Movement for Affordable Textbooks

Textbook-related resources for faculty, students and administrators.

MAT Statement

Textbook Accessibility and Affordability

Vassar students often report challenges accessing and affording required course materials. The College is committed to ensuring that every student can participate fully in the curriculum, regardless of financial need. The Movement for Affordable Textbooks (MAT) website highlights a variety of resources – financial, library, departmental, and peer-to-peer – that can help students navigate the costs of textbooks and other materials.

FLI Statement

If you are concerned about cost, please see below.1


1 Please see the following guide to obtaining affordable textbooks:

If you are experiencing financial hardship and have further questions, please reach out to Michelle Quock (, the Director of our FLI Program for first generation, low income or undocumented students.