NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Monday was the first day of classes for students at Tennessee State University.
Students moved into their dorms over the weekend, and began hitting the books Monday.
However, for some students the days of using physical books or even heading to the bookstore are over.
Freshmen and sophomores received a digital book bundle that can be downloaded on their laptop or tablets.
"We knew our freshmen and shophomores would have their books the first day of classes. It was cheap and affordable for the," said Steward TSU, Tiffany Bellafant. "With $365, Instead of spending $1,000 on text books, it’s also included on their bill so they don’t have to go out and do anything. It’s just automatically put there."
School officials say they hope to keep students coming to classes for all four years, and they're hoping that going digital and lowering the cost of textbooks will help.