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Expensive textbooks place a substantial burden on students’ budgets and negatively affect student success. When they can’t afford a textbook, students often struggle through without purchasing it, or drop the class entirely. The University of Florida created the Affordable UF Initiative, a wide-ranging effort that brings together partners across campus to tackle the affordability challenge from multiple perspectives.