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.
Looking to advocate for open textbooks on your campus? Here's a toolkit to get you on your way!
The cost of new textbooks has increased 82%, three times faster than inflation, over the last decade.
Earlier today, Senator Richard Durbin (IL) and Senator Al Franken (MN) introduced the “Affordable College Textbook Act” that aims to make textbooks more affordable for today’s college students.
We're conducting a survey to get a better sense of the impacts of textbook costs on students. We'll publish a report on our findings later this year.
Please take a few minutes to fill out the short survey.
The more students who take the survey, the stronger the data will be, so please forward this email to your friends so they can participate too.
The survey will be open until Nov. 1.
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