Textbooks

Student Government Leaders Unite in Call for Federal Open Textbook Grant Program

Student government leaders of the undersigned colleges and universities write to Congress on the urgent need to address the skyrocketing price of textbooks, and a request to create a national open textbook pilot grants program in the FY18 appropriations bill.

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In fight for more affordable education, look to core classes

WASHINGTON, DC- Earlier today, the Student PIRGs released a new report investigating high textbook prices for common courses at schools across the country. Entitled Open 101: an Action Plan for Affordable Textbooks, the report contains recommendations that, if enacted, could save students billions of dollars.

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Open 101: An Action Plan for Affordable Textbooks

This new report investigates high textbook prices for common courses at schools across the country and contains recommendations that, if enacted, could save students billions of dollars.

MassPIRG launches campaign for spring semester

MassPIRG officially launched four of its campaigns for the spring semester during an event Tuesday evening in the Cape Cod Lounge.

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A New Cost at College: Digital Access Codes

DIGITAL books and study tools don’t weigh down backpacks as heavy textbooks do. But fees for the codes to get them may be a financial burden for some college students, a new report found.

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ConnPIRG releases report on 'the new face of textbook monopoly'

University of Connecticut student advocacy organization, ConnPIRG, released a report on Wednesday, which analyzed the adverse affect that online access codes issued by textbook companies have on the affordability of college.

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