Net-Print Costs Cover More Than Just Paper, Includes Maintenance

Last year, Cornell printed 10 million pages of paper. Many students — fed up with the amount of money they pay to print their papers and articles at Cornell’s libraries — wonder where that money goes.
One of the main arguments in favor of charging students for printing is that it encourages students to print less and waste less paper. Rick Cochran, program analyst specialist for CIT Systems and Operations, said at that Princeton University, where students are not charged to print, students print four to five times more than those at Cornell.
Most students understand why they are charged to print, but many complain about the way the price is set.