Today, a survey released by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund shows that 65% of student consumers have opted out of buying a college textbook due to its high price, and of those students, 94% they suffer academically.
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.
On the fourth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Citizens United ruling, we're rallying across the country to support meaningful reforms to reclaim our democracy and get big money out of politics.
Avoid The Debt Trap provides you with the tools to avoid misleading and predatory practices by financial institutions and the knowledge you need to protect yourself, empowering students as financial consumers. This guide will help you understand and manage the basics of personal finance: banks, bank accounts, ATMs, bank fees, credit & debit cards, credit scores, budgeting, debt collection, ID theft, and financial privacy.
PIRG In The News
Despite new technologies and a 2012 California law promising college students relief from soaring textbook costs, students' bookstore spending is higher than ever -- now about $1,200 for books and supplies.
With the cost of a college education increasing, students say textbooks are too much to handle.
Maryland PIRG is delivering petitions urging Gov. Martin O'Malley to support a measure to create a 5-cent redeemable bottle deposit.
Members of WashPIRG’s UW chapter stamped the cash of UW students Tuesday afternoon in acknowledgment of the fourth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.
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