Textbooks

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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College Textbooks: Latest Trends and How to Save Money This Fall

As students across the country prepare to return to campus this fall, textbooks remain one of the priciest items on their shopping lists. However, several new developments suggest the textbooks market may be reaching a turning point. 

Big Day for Open Education!

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Today kicked off two major initiatives for open education: the first annual Open Education Week and the Why Open Education Matters video competition.

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Federal Textbook Price Disclosure Law

The HEOA, short for the Higher Education Opportunity Act, is a higher education reform bill passed by Congress in 2008.  Among the many provisions in HEOA was a set of important regulations to help make textbooks affordable, which went into effect July 1, 2010

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Make Textbooks Affordable: Recommendations to Faculty

Faculty are in charge of selecting textbooks, which puts them in a key position to help students save money.  Follow these guidelines to help minimize costs.

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Tips to Save on Textbooks

Even though students are stuck paying publishers' outrageous prices, you do have a few tools to reduce how much you spend.  Being a smart consumer could save you hundreds of dollars every year.  Follow these tips to save on textbooks!

Groups target textbook prices to rein in college costs

A push to create free or inexpensive textbooks is gaining momentum as educators, philanthropists and policymakers nationwide search for new ways to rein in college costs.

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Make Textbooks Affordable

Everyone knows that textbook prices are outrageous. Students spend an average of $1,168 a year on textbooks and course materials, and prices have been rising more than four times the rate of inflation for the past two decades!

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