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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Students and Textbooks

In Students' Minds, Textbooks Are Increasingly Optional Purchases

Jeffrey R. Young | July 9, 2015

The average amount that college students spend on course materials appears to be declining. But not necessarily because textbooks are cheaper. A growing number of students, surveys show, simply skip buying required course materials.

Source: The College Board positions itself as the source for the cost of college, and their reports look at tuition (published and net), room & board, books & supplies, and other expenses. This chart is the source of most confusion.

<more at; related link: (How Much Do College Students Actually Pay For Textbooks?)>

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