Resolution 15-18: BOOK IT!

Number 15-18
Description Giving students the ability to purchase textbooks from the UTA Bookstore on their MyMav account while they are awaiting financial aid disbursement.
Authored by Samantha Sorenson
Sponsored by Emily Panella
Pooja Mallipaddi
Date Submitted Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Date Considered Wednesday, January 1, 1000
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Academic Affairs
Result n/a
Remarks Research from Ehren Wixson explained that it is a legal issue for the University to extend credit to a third party. Cannot be done.
Whereas Some students rely solely on financial aid to pay tuition, as well as for housing and books; and
Whereas Most financial aid has a wait period of two weeks after classes have started until it is distributed to students; and
Whereas Students have already started classes and may have assignments requiring the use of their textbook due before that two week wait period; and
Whereas Without their financial aid, students are unable to get their required supplies for class and are unable to check out books on reserve, provided the required book is even available, for extended periods of time; and
Whereas The inability to receive textbooks is causing students distress and preventing them from reaching their full potential here at the University of Texas at Arlington
Be It Further Resolved That Students on financial aid are able to get their textbooks from the UTA Bookstore by using their MavID card to charge their MyMav account.