College Text Book Could Become Cheaper For Students
80% Increase In Last Ten Years
A push to bring down the cost of textbooks is in the works in on Capitol Hill.
The affordable college textbook act was introduced in support of the creation and use of open college textbooks, which would allow students and others freely access materials.
“It’s a way of putting pressure on the textbook companies, which have been driving the cost of textbooks higher and higher an 80% increase in the cost of textbooks in the last 10 years,” said Senator Al Franken.
Research shows a student spends an average of 1,250 on textbooks and supplies every year. This leads to students working longer hours during the school year to help pay for these expenses.