Printing credit doubles following SGA initiative


Students now have $10 in printing credits after an SGA initiative called for more credits. Kathryn Killmeyer / Beacon Correspondent

By Cynthia Tu

Students received an extra $5 in print credits per semester after a Student Government Association initiative.

SGA Executive President Jessica Guida said writing, literature, and publishing senator Megan Raible petitioned the Office of Academic Affairs for the extra print credits. Raible said she advocated for a change because of the substantial cost of printing for WLP students during the semester. Previously, students had $5 of credit on their accounts each semester.

“Little things can make a big impact,” Guida said. “The printing cost is not what students have to bear.”

The printing fee for each page remains the same, and students must pay for any additional prints with ECcash. Print credits renew every semester—meaning students get $20 a year.

Normally, freshman writing, literature and publishing major Caroline Cao prints around 40 pages for assignments every week. It costs her about $2 per week to print on campus.

“I was very happy to see the extra [$5] on my account,” Cao said. “It is very helpful for students.”

The Information Technology Department announced the extra $5 in print credits to all students in an email on Sept. 17.