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College Textbooks Cost "Too Much", Students Seek Alternatives Survey Says

With the cost of a college education increasing, students say textbooks are too much to handle.

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News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund and the Student PIRGs | Higher Ed, Textbooks

SURVEY SHOWS STUDENTS OPTING OUT OF BUYING HIGH-COST TEXTBOOKS

Today, a survey released by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund shows that 65% of student consumers have opted out of buying a college textbook due to its high price, and of those students, 94% they suffer academically.

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Report | U.S. PIRG Education Fund and the Student PIRGs | Higher Ed, Textbooks

Fixing the Broken Textbook Market

This study demonstrates that despite recent steps forward in the marketplace, high textbook costs will continue to be a problem for students unless the cost of high-priced, new editions of college textbooks comes down.

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Resource | Textbooks

Campus Textbooks Campaign Toolkit

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Looking to advocate for open textbooks on your campus? Here's a toolkit to get you on your way!

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Media Hit | Higher Ed, Textbooks

Congressman Rubén Hinojosa Introduces Legislation to Help Make College Textbooks More Affordable

The cost of new textbooks has increased 82%, three times faster than inflation, over the last decade.

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