Sunday, September 13, 2015

As textbook prices skyrocket, college students, professors seek alternatives - TREVOR METCALFE, Register-Bee

Danville Community College student Jessica Newman is taking 18 credit hours this fall, with a tuition price tag of about $2,500. When Newman looked for the books for her five classes at the DCC bookstore, she said the cost was just over $1,000. “That’s nearly half of my tuition spent again on textbooks,” Newman said. With college textbook prices rising exponentially during the past several years, local students and teachers say they are seeking alternatives to purchasing new books every semester. According to data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, textbook priced have risen three times the rate of inflation since 1977. http://www.godanriver.com/news/danville/as-textbook-prices-skyrocket-college-students-professors-seek-alternatives/article_2ac96ef0-5354-11e5-b787-e726b65ce323.html

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