Textbooks

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Student Groups Pressure Colleges Over the Insane Cost of Textbooks

Students can spend $1,300 per year on textbooks, but online textbooks could ease that burden, a new analysis finds

Media Hit | Higher Ed, Textbooks

Putting a Dent in College Costs With Open-Source Textbooks

College students could save an average of $128 a course if traditional textbooks were replaced with free or low-cost “open-source” electronic versions, a new report finds.

News Release | Student PIRGs | Higher Ed, Textbooks

REPORT: Open Textbooks: The Billion-Dollar Solution

A report released today by the Student PIRGs shows that an alternative textbook model called open textbooks could save undergraduate students more than a billion dollar a year.

Report | Student PIRGs | Textbooks

Open Textbooks: The Billion Dollar Solution

New report shows alternative textbook model could save students a billion dollars.

How students are engaging textbook companies in a duel against high prices, and winning

Before entering the classroom of an intro-level economics course, students get a real-life experience with the subject — the required textbook costs $290 on Amazon.

Report | U.S. PIRG Education Fund and the Student PIRGs | Higher Ed, Textbooks

Affordable Textbooks: A Policy Guide

A guide to policy on textbook affordability through the development of open-source textbooks.

Campaign | Textbooks

Make Textbooks Affordable

Everyone knows that textbooks prices are outrageous. With student debt skyrocketing, young people can't afford to spend $1200 on books and supplies every year. Together, we can change that.

Media Hit | Textbooks

Students press profs to open minds to cheaper textbooks

Washington college students are trying to get more professors to adopt open textbooks, which are often free and widely available online.

Media Hit | Textbooks

Inflation in textbook prices deflates student interest

The high cost of textbooks caused Point Park students like Anna Dobbins, Akilah Brooks and Alexandria Bright to turn to the age-old practice of sharing.

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