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Textbook Prices

Students Should Demand Their Colleges Produce Free Open Textbooks to End the Textbook Racket

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.12.2016 | Education
Bernard Starr

How do students cope with this financial burden? Some share textbooks with fellow students, who also can't afford them. Others borrow texts at odd times when their owners are not using them. But increasingly, students are forgoing textbooks and are relying on class notes and information they pick up from secondary sources on the internet.

4 Back-to-School Myths About College Textbooks

Ethan Senack | Posted 10.28.2014 | College
Ethan Senack

As students and families begin the school year, let's take a second to dispel some myths about college textbooks. Before we debunk some myths around ...

A Majority Of Students Say The Textbooks Are Too Damn Expensive

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.27.2014 | College

The cost of college textbooks extends far beyond the bookstore, with students factoring in textbook expenses when they decide about everything from cl...

CHART: The INSANE Growth In College Textbook Prices

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

College textbook prices have increased faster than tuition, health care costs and housing prices, all of which have risen faster than inflation. C...

Students Required To Buy $180 Art Book With No Pictures

Posted 09.18.2012 | College

Students at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada are looking in vain for pictures in their art history textbook and for sense in the rule that says they...

Beyond the Textbook

Lisa Petrides | Posted 08.12.2012 | Education
Lisa Petrides

Probably none of us have gone through high school or college without some relationship to that 20th century artifact of learning called the textbook. Today's students are not experiencing the same thing.

Digital vs. Print: The Back-to-School Battle Rages On

Bryce Maddock | Posted 10.09.2011 | Technology
Bryce Maddock

The hot-button item this year has been e-books, and how digital textbooks save cash and lighten loads. But are e-textbooks really the answer to education woes? I think we have a ways to go.

You Won't Believe How Much It Costs To Read This Textbook

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

It's just a textbook, but it packs quite a financial punch. HuffPost College reader and Santa Clara University junior Christine Keating recently twee...

As Textbook Prices Rise, Alternatives Emerge

The Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

In an effort to curb escalating book prices amid sky-high college costs, bookstores at more than a dozen campuses across the state and hundreds more a...

The Most EXPENSIVE Textbooks: CBS Money Watch List

Huffington Post | Natalie Sudikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

If you think your college textbooks cost you an arm and a leg every semester, the following pricey tomes might blow you away. According to CBS Mon...

New Textbook Regulations Promise To Lower Prices

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Textbook costs can pack a pretty hard punch to the cash-strapped college student. Luckily, there is help in sight; the Higher Education Opportunity Ac...

Bill To Cut Costs Of College Books In The Works For Ohio | Marc Kovac | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Publishers would have to provide less costly electronic versions of textbooks to students, and stores would have to buy back books for at least 50 per...