In 2014, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group conducted a study on the financial burden faced by college students due to the ever-increasing cost of textbooks. Not only was the average cost of four years of textbooks $4,800, but due to software bundled into those books, the texts were worthless after a year.
The result, according to the report: 65% of college students didn’t buy the textbook they needed for one or more classes.
Recognizing that rising textbook prices were far outpacing ...
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