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Kanye West Actually Made Some Pretty Good Points On Twitter For Once

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics

On Tuesday, rapper and prolific tweeter Kanye West shared some thoughts about the high cost of education, specifically college textbooks. Unlike some...

Why McGraw-Hill Is Offering $100 for Your #usedtextbookproblems

Ethan Senack | Posted 06.04.2016 | College
Ethan Senack

Here's the catch: the big textbook publishers that are charging $200 a book don't want students to buy used textbooks -- it means less profit for them.

Occupy The Bookstore: A Chrome Plugin For Finding Cheaper Textbooks

BigThink | Posted 01.06.2015 | College

Broke and beleaguered college students sick of being gouged when buying textbooks need only to head on over to this Reddit AMA to learn about Occupyth...

Why College Students Are Stealing Their Textbooks

Vocativ | Posted 09.17.2014 | College

College students have long complained about the ridiculously high cost of textbooks. But irritation over price gouging is now morphing into a kind of ...

Why Textbooks Cost So Much

The Economist | Posted 08.19.2014 | College

STUDENTS can learn a lot about economics when they buy Greg Mankiw’s “Principles of Economics”—even if they don’t read it. Like many popular...

The Most WTF Photos From College Textbooks

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.08.2014 | College

Some photos in textbooks make no sense at all. As college students around the country study for exams procrastinate, some turned to a Reddit threa...

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...

This Bill Could Make College Textbooks Free

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.02.2013 | College

Legislation introduced in Congress could make buying expensive textbooks a thing of the past. The bill sponsored by by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) ...

4 Ways To Get Free College Textbooks

us news | Kelsey Sheehy | Posted 09.03.2013 | College

This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published. College can be a shock to the senses for many stu...

CU Bookstore To Offer Textbook Rentals Next Year

The Boulder Daily Camera | BRITTANY ANAS | Posted 07.13.2013 | Denver

Beginning this summer, students at the University of Colorado will have the option to rent nearly all of their textbooks from their campus bookstore -...

Authors Gone Rogue: 9 College Textbooks With Misinformation

Bobby Brannigan | Posted 03.11.2013 | College
Bobby Brannigan

Some of these textbooks have such a long lifespan, it is impossible for them to remain objective and completely correct for decades, which makes finding errors today an easy task.

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...

Open Access and the Duty of Higher Education

Trent M. Kays | Posted 01.09.2013 | College
Trent M. Kays

There simply is no supportable argument to not make academic publications open access. It is simple and easy to do, and it requires minimal effort.

Books and Their Relation to Student Wallets

Uloop | Posted 09.12.2012 | College

You will probably never get all the money you spent back on the books. But it doesn't have to be excruciating on your wallet. Be a smart student shopper and know your options!

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...

Is the Classroom a Proper Place for Electronic Reading Devices?

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Joseph Smigelski

E-books and e-readers seem to be here to stay for better or worse. The nature of education in the years to come is going to be determined by my technologically-savvy students.

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

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...