Friday, July 15, 2016

6 Ways Online Students Can Save on Textbooks, Learning Materials - Bradley Fuster, US News

Beyond buying a house, financing a college education can be one of the most expensive investments a person ever makes. As college costs skyrocket and student loan debt receives increased media attention, it's easy to overlook the unadvertised expenses associated with required college textbooks and other learning materials, even when pursuing an online degree. In fact, the average cost for textbooks is estimated at $1,200 per year for a full-time student – a 73 percent increase in just the past decade. Linked below are six considerations to help online students access, budget for and effectively work within the changing and potentially expensive landscape of college textbooks.

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