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College textbook sticker shock causes students to leave books on the shelves

Despite new technologies and a 2012 California law promising college students relief from soaring textbook costs, students' bookstore spending is higher than ever -- now about $1,200 for books and supplies.

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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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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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