Students can spend $1,300 per year on textbooks, but online textbooks could ease that burden, a new analysis finds
College students could save an average of $128 a course if traditional textbooks were replaced with free or low-cost “open-source” electronic versions, a new report finds.
Before entering the classroom of an intro-level economics course, students get a real-life experience with the subject — the required textbook costs $290 on Amazon.
Washington college students are trying to get more professors to adopt open textbooks, which are often free and widely available online.
Given the history of shady dealings between banks and colleges, Congress needs to take a hard look at the increasingly common practice of schools contracting with banks to disburse financial aiddollars to students.
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