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01/27/2014
Report

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.

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01/21/2014
Blog Post

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.

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01/13/2014
Resource

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.

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11/20/2013
Resource

Looking to advocate for open textbooks on your campus? Here's a toolkit to get you on your way!

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PIRG In The News

U.S. New & World Report

The soaring cost of college textbooks is affecting students throughout the nation, to the point where some forgo purchasing books, despite the fact their grades could be in jeopardy.

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The Rocket

College textbooks notoriously break the bank of our nation’s youth and SRU students are no exception to that rule.

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The Daily

WashPIRG kicked off its affordable textbooks campaign Monday morning with a press conference releasing the WashPIRG Foundation’s national survey results on textbook affordability.

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Inside Higher Ed

Despite some recent improvement in textbook market options and transparency, rising prices continue to hinder students who, in the worst scenarios, are turning down classes because the materials are too expensive.

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